The reason I want to do a lot of stuff in emacs that seems dumb to most people, like reading email or the two rabbit holes I just went into: browsing the web and reading rss is simple:
- Emacs is this weird computing platform that happens to mostly be used to text editing.
- When you get used to it you get really good at managing a lot of different things/buffers
- Everything else feels weird and clumsy when you get used to emacs.
- I have even moved most of my terminal stuff to emacs.