I loves a bit of dotfile spelunkin':
I downloaded 155
.vimrcfiles from the net (mostly from dotfiles.org and github.com), and wrote a little script which counts the number of times an option has been set. Since most options come in normal- and shortcut form, I mapped the shortcuts to the long version whenever I recognized them.
Comparing the popular options against your own
.vimrc may yield useful insights. For example, I noticed I don't use the following:
- whichwrap: Make left/right keys wrap at the start/end of a line
hlsearch: Highlight all search matches
showcmd: Show information about the last command. This can show extra information for things like visual selections
smartcase: Ignore case when searches are typed
It's interesting that some of the popular options that I don't use make Vim behave more like an IDE.