The word on Editor Geek Street is that Sublime Text is The Business. Well, I think so too.
What particularly draws me to this swift, polished, accomplished, customisable and truly delectable editor is that it is cross platform. And as I'm still in the front end dev contracting game, this is a real boon: Mac, Windows or my own Minority Linux, I can have the same text editor across the board. Delight.
There is just so much goodness in there: Minimap, multi-pane editing, fully customizable key bindings, multiple selections, snippets, autocomplete, bracket-matching, bookmarks, text-folding and so many small, beautiful touches that it would make you weep if you found text editing romantic.
But, there's always a but, a small and tiny niggling thing about Sublime on Linux Mint 12 is that a selection on a drop-down menu displays as a check box. As everyone and their dog knows, a check box implies the possibility of multiple selection:
Sublime checkboxes on Linux Mint
This is a theme issue (Adwaita?) I think with GNOME 3/Cinnamon, although checkboxes are available in drop down menus:
Firefox drop down menu checkboxes on Linux Mint
Tiny niggles aside, I suggest every last one of you take Sublime Text for a free trial spin, Operating System no object.