I just read the "GNU vs. XEmacs" page
I confess, I rarely use emacs any more, as many of the systems I
remotely log into don't have it, and I just got used to using Vim or the
original vi, whichever is available. Since I don't use it regularly,
most of the key mappings have been forgotten (except the ubiquitous ones
like ^P, ^N, etc.) I note most distributions of linux include
GNU Emacs, not XEmacs. However from this page, I surmise that XEmacs is
nicer for workstation use. But I'm so used to vim now...
It is not noted on the page whether the FSF position statement was
written with the XEmacs position in mind. So the following is not
necessarily a correct presumption: It appears that RMS complaints about
XEmacs have more to do with licensing issues than design. If so,
couldn't this be accommodated by the XEmacs gang? Unless those folks
have completely faded away.