Gedit can be a really awesome editor if you give it a few plugins and an open mind. Here are a few of my favorites.
- MultiEdit - This bad boy lets you edit in multiple locations by only typing once. You would be AMAZED at how useful this is.
- Snippets - One of the default plugins, this one is sort of hard to explain because it does so much. It lets you create shortcuts for code that are expanded when you hit tab, but it also includes support for placeholders, wrapping text in tags, and lots of other crazy stuff.
- Zen Coding -