I pay for WebStorm (and PhpStorm) with a smile on my face. But I do see value in VSCode too.
As Steven Sacks mentioned, when it comes to refactoring a large application, WebStorm really shows its power.
I defend that everybody should use the tool that makes you more happy and productive, in my case it's WebStorm, but I recognize that for others don't, YMMV.
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