Chances are you've been using TextMate, Sublime Text 2 or some other newcomer friendly editor for your coding needs. Maybe you've seen others use Vim but you've always been afraid of it. If you're anything like that, then you're just like me.
Up until recently I did not know about Janus. Janus is awesome. Janus makes it easier to get into Vim - think of it like Vim with training wheels. Check out the https://github.com/carlhuda/janus and start trying it out!
Run "vimtutor" to learn the basics. Took me one day of learning and then I made the switch completely! Don't be afraid, be productive.