I believe the truth is more along the lines of duckling imprinting--you
know that ducklings imprint on whatever moves first and think that that
thing, duck, dog or person, is mommy. We do the same with whatever
editor we learned well enough to work with first. For me it was vi.
I've learned emacs several times in my life and am able to use it
effectively right after relearning it, but the whole time, I yearn for
vi. I don't make the mistake of saying vi is better, nor emacs or kate
or whatever. If it does the job, and you like it best, then it's the
best for you. (Actually vi is better <grin;>).