A few days ago, stackoverflow has hit a major milestone: the community has helped one million developers to exit vim. If that isn't reason for celebration, nothing is.
'Of course, these aren't real programmers, since those use something else entirely.'
Surely the mighty ed?
For those still interested in the grandfather of vi (aka the most user-hostile editor ever created): here's an excellent little tutorial. By the way, you can exit ed by the canonical quit command of Unix applications: q. Much more intuitive than vim!
I'll write about the editors I'm using (and why) in the near future.