@freedcreative Should you start from scratch and configure your own vimrc?
Yes. Why? You'll learn how to configure vim to your liking, without needing to use a pre-loaded distribution, and add plugins you'll need.
One plugin I can't live without is vim-surround.
Merveilles is a community project aimed at the establishment of new ways of speaking, seeing and organizing information — A culture that seeks augmentation through the arts of engineering and design. A warm welcome to any like-minded people who feel these ideals resonate with them.