If you find Zsh's shortcuts awkward, then you might be pleased to know it can be switched into vi mode. It supports vi line editing mode which can be enabled with
Shells that use Readline can be set to use vi mode by setting the following in
set editing-mode vi set blink-matching-paren on
Zsh doesn't use Readline, however, so it will check if you want to use vi or Emacs shortcuts based on the
$EDITOR variable. You can override the setting with
bindkey -v for vi or
bindkey -e for Emacs.
It's worth trying out vi mode just to see how it works -- pressing
<Esc> allows you to edit and navigate lines just like vi.