I use pico too - but I use an alias to add command line switches
automatically (-imw), so that un-sissifies it (a bit).
> Back when that was my choice, I used emacs exactly once, during which I
> removed every instance of the letter "m" from a lengthy document. (When
> I have to edit a file in my shell account, which is rare, I use pico...
> yes, I know that makes me a sissy *and I don't care.*)