I was a Microsoft fan because I was born in China. There was no Unix culture when I was young. My professor knew as much as I knew about Unix. Basically it’s nothing. I believed Microsoft Windows was the only platform worth developing software on. I believed Visual Studio was the best IDE in the world. I was so loyal to Microsoft that I used Visual Studio to edit the code running on Linux server in my first job.
Besides, computers scared me to death. I’m ashamed to admit now that when I graduated from university I didn’t know clipboard. If I need input duplicated texts, I typed them character by character. I chose an IT career simply for money.
Emacs has long history and gives users maximum freedom to customize. So all the features beyond your imagination are already invented by third party package developers ages ago.