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Perhaps it would be interesting to distinguish between vi and Vim. If you prefer using the simple BSD vi (a.k.a. nvi in Linux) or Vim with ":set cp" you would vote for vi. If you like all the bells and whistles of Vim like syntax coloring and indentation you would vote for Vim.
One could do the same thing for XEmacs and GNU Emacs since they're so different now, but I'm pretty sure nobody uses XEmacs anymore so it wouldn't make a difference.
Vi/Vim every time
Not overly concerned about colour coding etc.
It's good to have an editor that will always be available.
Hm? I always found that Vim was the text editor that did the best syntax coloring.
I find it harder this year, as Medit was added. I usually use Vim for when I am without X or for editing config file - and Medit for web stuff. I think I'll put one in for Medit - Vim will probably win anyway. Would be interesting with a vi vs. vim poll some day...
Once I learned the keys (and how to combine them with movements) effectively I was much more productive with Vim than Emacs, though I still like Emacs for some things (e.g. SLIME is amazing). Very nice syntax highlighting system which is usually more advanced than the competition, yet still manages to be quite fast. Even so there are times when I just want the simplicity of nvi (just plain "vi" on my BSD systems) for quick things or for files where I tend to break Vim's syntax capabilities (lately, editing LaTeX).