encyclo - 2:23 pm on Oct 10, 2010 (gmt 0)
I used to use Bluefish when I was on Linux, but since switching to Windows, Notepad++ seems to be the best option for me. I would like it to have more "code-generation" options (eg. click a button to get a <h1></h1> or basic table inserted at the cursor), but overall it handles encoding and line-endings well, is fast and robust.
A long while back I used Edit Plus, which remains a good option too.