That's a bit harsh, don't you think? If the man wants to make his own text editor, let him! Locking people into one program is the Microsoft way of doing things.
Live and let live, man. I use mostly medit and nano. I also occasionally use SciTE. When I used KDE, I loved Kate.
I, for one, would be very interested in a text editor which:
-Is lightweight (pulls in few dependencies)
-Uses the GTK toolkit
-Has syntax highlighting
-Optional: has a terminal (like medit and Kate)
-Optional: has color schemes (again, like medit and Kate)
Alexander, I'm the head developer of TinyMe Linux, a distribution which seeks to use noob-friendly software which has as small a footprint as possible. I'll take a look at your text editor and if I like it, I'll look at putting it in TinyMe. So I can get you testers if you'd like. :-)
Maybe that's true for you and the distribution you use, but it's certainly not true for me. (I'm on a Mandriva-based distribution.) GEdit is one of the heaviest GTK text editors. With dependencies, it's 20MB. Most other text editors are 3-5MB.