It had such an intoxicating blend of a minimalist interface that was blazingly fast, a huge amount of power, and total control should I need it.
But best of all, it treated text as it should be treated - as a stream of text. This paragraph-oriented version that the world seems to have settled into for compatibility with MS Word is not very satisfactory for me...
I shall have to look at FocusWriter.
Or just knuckle down and get more comfortable with vim!