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I used Emacs for a little while in the late 1990s and liked it. I'd tried vim and didn't really get it.
Then a few years later, a research colleague was using vim to do some basic editing while SSH'ed into a compute cluster. I asked her why she was using vim and how she was doing things. She pointed out that on the cluster the only available editors were nano and vim, and gave me a quick tutorial. Once I started to get comfortable with vim's movement actions, especially things like "daw" (delete a word), % (jump to matching bracket/paren/etc), f and F to jump forward/backward the next matching character, gg/:NN to jump to the top or a specific line... I really enjoyed it and have never wanted to go back. That was about 10 years ago.
Also, Vimgolf helped me learn more effective ways of navigating and editing text.