There’s one thing hackers are opinionated about as about the right editor: The right color scheme.
And it seems, that this topic is losing lot of heat since the rise of one scheme to rule them all: solarized by Ethan Schoonover.
There is no deciding between “dark” or “light”. It has them both. Supposedly scientifically optimized and stuff. But I don’t care about that bit. What I care about it, it that it’s a bliss for my eyes.
The best part is that it’s available for all those editors and IDEs our there. So my VIM looks the same as an Emacs of my co-worker.
Hence my suggestion to everybody switching their color scheme restlessly every few weeks: Try it out, maybe you’ll never want to switch again. FWIW, yours truly is using it since March, that’s a record never seen before. :)