BeeDeeDubbleU - 8:59 am on Jun 1, 2010 (gmt 0)
Consequently, it makes sense to endorse simple text editors coupled with knowledge
Yes perhaps it does.
It also makes sense to endorse DW "coupled with knowledge", although that is not what I have been doing. I have merely been defending DW from people who do not know how to use it.
None of my clients have ever asked me what editor I use. They don't know and don't care. The HTML editor used to develop a wesbite is of no consequence. It is the end result that matters, not the designer's personal pride and satisfaction.
Well, that is my experience and also how I have survived in this business for nine years.