I've been looking for a good text editor for a few years now. Yeah, I wasn't looking really hard, but I had tried a couple of the usual suspects, TextEdit and UltraEdit-32. Both seemed good if not great, but the nag screen thing bugged me. I also didn't like the idea of paying $30-40 for a text editor. I mean, the colors are cool and all when I'm editing Perl code, and I like the advanced search and replace features, but I don't think that I could justify spending $30 for that. I'll just use notepad and wordpad if it comes right down to it.
But in this last round of searching for a text editor, I found PSPad. It's excellent for the price (free). I may never make use of all of it's features, but for my purposes, it's perfect.