It's Windows vs Emacs.
Ha, well said. However, a text-editor that's fucked up on crack is still a text-editor. Yeah, it has lisp built in. Yeah, you can quadruple the size of a distro just by including it, but what does it do? What makes it better than my little text editor? Seems to me emacs has become more like those bloated Java IDEs floating around everywhere that are only used by people who are "expert" frontpage and word "programmers." I see no advantage to it. Maybe I'm just getting too old.
Oh, and vi isn't any better, actually I can say more decisively it sucks.
Emacs is for kids.