Back in the day, before package control, and the countless plugins, and large community, there were just a small group of people excited about a nice new editor, and the possibilities. I'm glad Jon still has the energy, desire and focus to push the envelope, and leave the past behind. People have complained about the disruption / evolution ratio in past releases, but it really hasn't been that bad. ST3 starts in an instant and json config is better than the days.
Having said that, ST3 still feels much the same in spirit to the windows only, xml configured, editor I fell in loves with years ago. So I'm personally excited, having followed ST development since 0.x, because this will be the release that has everything that's been postponed in ST2 and ST3, and all (or a lot) that's been up Jon's sleeve for
under the hood changes.
Yeah, there's a few bugs that annoy me, but no data losses or anything serious. Been wanting to know exactly what changed inside buffer modification events? ST4 is the release we're likely to get it. New language grammar system? Ditto.
I'm optimistic this time this time we'll see real change. Vote ST4! haha