Software lasts way longer than it is intended to. Case in point: text editors.
Over the years, I’ve used a lot of them:
Qedit, Turbo C IDE, Kate, Gedit, Kdevelop, Kwrite, Nano, Pico, Geany, OxygenXML, Visual Studio, Eclipse, DEC EDT, DEC TPU, and Notepad ++ all come to mind. I’ve probably forgotten another 20 or so that I didn’t list. In any case, no matter how hard I try, I end up using two ancient (as in they were around when I was in college back when Max Headroom was considered prime time entertainment) editors: vi, Emacs for nearly everything. For Python, I use WingIDE.
Ubiquitiy over Utility
I try to avoid installing software if I can avoid it. So if vi is there, and it (and my vi-foo) is up to the task, I use it. The minute I need to start customizing vi, I switch to Emacs. If you are going to customize, better to start with a 89 Mustang GT than an 89 Yugo.
So what about Atom, Sublime and other modern editors?