So most of my nerdy friends have already lost their shit over emacs. I’ve avoided it with my tiny little Sublime bubble of comfort, but then more of them switched and suddenly I felt left out of the big kid pool. SO, I’m going to remedy this. So far, I’m just using the EXTREMELY AMAZING ohai-emacs initial setup and customizing from there. But seriously, ohai has a nyan cat (nyan-mode for those who know) to show me how far along I am in a file. I’m. In. Love.
If you’ve never used emacs before I’d recommend starting with a tutorial, but if you want it to look pretty while you start learning get yourself over to the Ohai-emacs github page.