I think there are two groups here -
One, who have overcome the learning curve.
Two, who question whether it’s worth it at all.
Now you might really like vim, ( or it might just be the consistency bias ) – but if you want to revert to an editor where it’s easier as well – I’m not sure it’s the best thing to learn.
This doesn’t answer the being-a-thing-of the past bit. What I meant is that it’s been a long while since vim came around — and we’ve gotten better at making text editors. So, you’re right there.
On the other hand, you could be using vim more and more — that doesn’t make it a thing of the present.