I been using nano (in one form or another) throughout my Linux experience.
While I enjoyed the ease of use, I really think it’s probably time to drop Nano for something a bit more true to Linux. My first thought (and only, really) is going to vim. Maybe in time (doubtful) I might go to vi itself. But I think for now, it’s time.
If anyone would care to chime in with alternative editors, feel free to do so. I would be interested to hear what others used to use and are using now.
I use Spacemacs, which is Emacs combined with Vim (via Evil-mode).
You don’t have to learn all the emacs shortcuts, a lot of menu are accessible via the space-bar (hence the name spacemacs).
I used Sublime and Atom which have a lot of plugin extension, and both have a Vim shortcut extension.
I can share my config files if anyone is interested
If you want to learn vim, you can try Shortcutfoo.com which is pretty fun.