I discovered today that Mutt really does rule.
Egads. I use Vim as my primary editor (even on windows) and now Mutt as my main mail program. I hand edit sendmail.cf files instead of using M4, and am no longer afraid of DNS config files. Apache httpd.conf files no longer intimidate me, and I compile from source more often than not.
Bask in my geekness. Fear for my kids.