I was always impressed by the Vim movement commands but never liked the Vintage mode. Can't explain why, it just doesn't feel right to me.
So I created this very small plugin to implement something similar. I find it useful, especially when modifying multiple slightly different lines at the same time.
Use Ctrl+E to jump to a specific string in the current line. Ctrl+Shift+E does the same but also selects the text. Here is a short video: http://vimeo.com/48392058)
It doesn't work with macros. Any ideas on how to fix that are more than welcome.