I did not vote your node down, but I wanted to offer some suggestions as to why it was voted down and how to improve the quality of your nodes in the future.
On of the first things that jumped out at me in reading your post was your statement 'I am sure there has been a question like this before, but here goes nothing' after which you proceeded to ask your question. This implies that you did not attempt to use the search feature that perl monks offers to see if you could find the answer. Many people will vote down your post just for the fact that you did not try to research it yourself.
In fact, I tried 'perl editor' and 'windows perl editor' in the search box and got many( more than 20 each) links to articles discussing perl editors for windows. And in fact, by searching for 'best perl editor windows' I received a link to the node by that name. Even a search for just 'editor' had a relevant link in 4th place.
Not to beat a dead horse any more, spending some time on perlmonks looking for the answer before posting will be a better use for your time. Your could have had some opinions within 2 minutes by searching yourself as compared to an hour or 2 waiting for people to comment on your node, plus your reputation would have survived it alot better. :-)
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