I joined today. My Emacs "home page" is attached. I'm afraid you all might treat me like a heretic. I appreciate the theological parody of this community, but I think a philosophy of Emacs is good enough. Unlike my real-world theology, here I am an Emacs materialist who does not believe in Emacs divinity.
As I say on that home page, I wouldn’t recommend using Emacs unless one has an instance running all the time, uses emacsclient to edit from shells on the same machine, and uses TRAMP to edit remote files. Emacs is a UI to the OS. For quickly editing files I myself use vi or, occasionally, gedit. I refuse to use Emacs without my customizations.
I am hoping to find other heretics here with whom I can develop a shared Emacs philosophy.
I got a start a long time ago when I wrote "DISCUSSION: ergonomic editing interfaces." My "meaty" post, in which I have planted some seeds of my philosophy is https://groups.google.com/d/msg/comp.editors/EPKRoYbGjjY/1UWmBtJPq68J