The vim keybindings are wonderful once you get used to them.
What some people don't know is that the same keybindings are available in other
programs, for example bash has a "vi mode" which can be enabled with:
set -o vi
Once enabled you can hit escape and get the familiar keybindings to edit the
The MySQL client also has a vi mode which can be enabled by placing the following
into your ~/.inputrc:
set editing-mode vi
With these tricks the power of vim need not be constrained solely to the editor.