All the best of vim, but with greater performance and flexibility in font, color, and display.
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Pro Vim without a shell
When opening files from the file manager, it is still nice to have vim.
Pro Excellent performance
Because it loads the whole file into RAM, replacing all string occurences in 100MB+ files is quick and easy. Every other editor sort of died during that.
Pro Has different cursor shape in command and insert modes
Unlike vim, gvim has different cursor shape in command and insert mode, which is very convenient.
Pro Supports all vim features and settings
All vim features, custom settings, and plugins are automatically available.
Con GVim, like Vim, has a difficult learning curve
A lot of time is needed to learn all the commands and modes supported. A lot of time will also be spent tuning all the settings to the user's preference.