I hope you understand that I didn’t mean anything racist with the term. “ricing” is just an acronym describing overly-customized shitty cars, which has been adopted by the Linux community to describe customizing desktop environments & window managers. I don’t see how “ricing” is derogatory to anyone but people who add exhaust tips, useless spoilers, and yellow paint jobs to their cars.
I do agree that that’s the main reason that traversing Vim is fast. But, if you’re a power user, using Vim feels so fast and great because you can do almost anything with 1-2 keystrokes. And that same ability to do anything that you would ever need with a single keyboard shortcut, even if the shortcuts are slightly worse, is still there in Gedit.
I personally like to use regular command line tools (cd, mkdir, mv, ls, etc.) but there are many cases where a terminal file manager comes in handy. When working with a large number of files, having a simple list is a lot easier than reading all of the filenames and opening them. Plus, if you’re like me and choose to use a POSIX shell, managing files with terminal commands is hell when you have long filenames.
Not to discredit the contributions of the FSF, Linux does not need GNU, but GNU sure as hell needs Linux. Hurd is a mess, and simply cutting out Linux from the name when it is the most important, complicated piece of the OS is a bit dumb. If we didn’t have GNU, Linux would be doing just fine something like Musl, the BSD compiler, and Busybox. Without Linux, GNU would be nothing but an experimental LibC, Compiler, and Shell.
The first testament, I’d wager.