A few days late mentioning and linking to this, but what a legacy to leave.
When I first started using Vim it took me so long to learn h,j,k,l over the cursor keys that I thought I would never get it, but now it’s ingrained: I use Vim mode in Nova, Vi mode on the command line, etc. And It’s jarring when I can’t*. And I know that’s technically more Vi than Vim, but I would have never have learnt Vi if it were not for Vim.
Anyway, I emailed Bram once and he replied far more quickly than I ever manage to and was amazingly gracious in just a few lines. I did feel suitably awed and humbled.
* - Related, I’ve been playing about with Helix which I actually really like, but it’s so hard unlearning