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Konsole (KDE user here). I am a touch typist so I hate taking my hands off the home row just to move the mouse. In fact I don't even have a mouse connected to my primary desktop computer, but I have configured the numeric keypad to move the pointer for applications which don't have sufficient keyboard shortcuts.
I find the command line to be more efficient and flexible than GUI tools, although there are exceptions. I sometimes use Konqueror in dual pane mode for file management. For web browsing I'd rather use Firefox than a text only browser. For picture browsing I like Gwenview and Konqueror. Lately I keep an Emacs GUI mode window open at all times, but I also summon it in text mode occasionally.
Typing a command into a CLI is no different from any other typing. If you can type a post in LQ, you can use the CLI. Imagine if you had to use a GUI, with menus containing every word in the English language, to post here. Which would you prefer then?
Actually, as I get older, I find myself grabbing the first tool that I think will work---and that I remember how to use. I don't like taking time to read instructions and so, if I forget how a tool works, I might do it a different way.
To me the whole idea is to have a synpotic view of the tools that are available, so I at least know where to start.
We just had a thread here where the OP stated that he did not trust command-line tools and wanted a GUI solution. The problem was that the best tool for his problem was CLI (terminal).
Take the time to understand--at least superficially--ALL the tools available. The rest will come naturally.
I agree that having to leave the home row is quite the PITA, but as for CLI vs GUI it's definitely a matter of whatever is easiest for me at the moment. However if I'm going to do something like remove a large directory it's so much faster to just rm than it is to "move to trash" that I'll jump into konsole just to get it done quickly. I have customers all the time though that get a little nervous when I'm working on their computers and they see me typing so much. The always ask, kind of hesitant, "Am I going to have to type all that?" LOL.
I'm far from being a brilliant typist (one hand, 3 fingers if I'm feeling adventurous ), but it was no problem entering all the commands in my latest "project": ARMedslack in qemu, all CLI stuff. No copy & paste.