Dude! I don't really like being preached at.
Your definition of being preached at is fucked up. I can't see where you are being preached at all.
Chances are I've been programming as long as you have if not longer.
Want a cookie? Time as a programmer != competence as a programmer.
Sanctimonious attitude is really lame.
Anybody who invokes sanctimony as a negative trait in somebody's posting is guilty of it far more egregiously than the original poster.
To argue that VS studio loads fast off the dime is disingenuous. It's not even debatable.
You're insane. It took 11 seconds for me to load Visual Studio with a blank project just now. I would expend several orders of magnitude more time using another editor with less useful intellisense, auto-complete, syntax highlighting, automatic indentation, integrated debugging, et cetera. I'm completely fine with giving up those 11 seconds on startup for all the thousands of seconds it saves me in other areas. Note: It took an additional 10 seconds to load the AutoIt solution which is 4 projects. I had 10 files open when it was done which I'm sure also affected startup time.
If you don't want to use Visual Studio, fine. At least have the courtesy to come up with a non-bullshit reason, though. As pointed out already, it's not something you're going to be starting every 5 minutes. You start it, use it for awhile, presumably take advantage of it's copious amounts of programmer convenience and close it when you're done - or not. Unless you're using some ancient beast from another decade in which case buy a fucking modern computer, they really aren't very much.