I really like the idea of Kakoune and I think they're absolutely doing the modal editing and commands right, but it's absolute hell for anyone who is used to Vim due to all the muscle memory.
I'm trying IntelliJ right now, but I'll try gVim after, thanks!
Yup! Tried to learn it recently and I had to start writing it down on notecards because I kept vimming it.
I do wish they had a better intro like Vim for "Here's what you need to get started, and here's how to do common tasks"
Wrote this which is almost still relevant some time ago http://julienblanchard.com/2016/fancy-rust-development-with-emacs/