"Vim's flexibility and countless features are a major asset for
experienced users, but a challenge for newbies. If you've always
wanted to try Vim but were put off by your first attempts, you can
start off gradually by getting to know Vim's GUI and easy mode.
This article is a primer for those who haven't used Vim much and
want to wade in gradually.
"If you're new to Vim and vi-like editors, the Vim GUI is
probably the best way to get started. You can perform the
operations you're familiar with using Vim's keybindings, but when
you get stuck, you can use the mouse and the gVim menus to get
things done quickly and efficiently..."