Originally Posted by chrism01
to save and exit
':wq' is the slow way
Too late, :wq is already burnt in. I even had to set up an alias from :wq to exit in my shell to avoid errors.
On topic: There are also a couple of sites with good video tutorials for using, configuring and extending Vim, like for example http://vimcasts.org/
Can be very helpful to see what a feature actually does, sometimes just reading about it doesn't really help.