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I don't use all of their capabilities, so my preference is based on when/where I use them. I'm usually working at the command line so vim is always available. Although I like gvim, I don't always have a GUI available.
I use vim mostly not sure why probably cause I don't bother to compile vim with the gui. Other then that its probably cause when I need vim im in a command box or not in X at all. I probably use mousepad more tho.
I always use gvim called as vim. That way, I can have niceties like the X clipboards and a adjusted xterm title bar, but still maintain a console look+feel because it doesn't open another window like normal gvim does. So my answer is... both.
Cream shapes Vim into an interface you probably already know (sometimes called Common User Access [ext.link] ). Whether you are writing emails or developing large software applications, Cream saves you time and gets you up and running quickly.
vim because I'm used to the cmd line and also I tend to use a minimal set of cmds (too lazy to learn a lot/ don't need them), so nearly anything I do I can do in vi if needed.
Not least because, as noted above, most prod systems don't run a GUI, esp non-Linux type Unices.