I’ve loved Textmate for over five years. It doesn’t bother me that it’s a dead piece of software. In a field where everything changes all the time it’s nice to have something stable. I wasn’t interested in trying anything new (except for the super-sexy stripped-back iA Writer) until Noah Stokes prompted me to finally give Sublime Text 2 a try.
It’s awesome. You can still launch from terminal, it has it’s own console, a badass command pallete, it supports Textmate themes and bundles, and has a nice distraction free (full-screen) mode. Install Package Control, Soda Theme, and read this article. Also be sure to give the multi-cursor functionality a whirl – it will wig you out.