I am using Vim to edit my tex file and I am relatively new to LaTeX. One thing that I don't understand is why tex wants you to write incredibly long lines in your tex file? For instance, each line becomes a new paragraph so if you have along paragraph you can have a line in your text file that is miles long. Currently this is driving me crazy because if I press 'j' or 'k' to move up and down lines I move lines at a time instead of paragraphs at a time.
While messing with this I just feel like "This can't be what I'm supposed to be doing." Does anyone else use an editor like vi/vim to edit their tex files, and if so, how do you navigate? If you are editing your .tex file full screen (to get rid of distractions), how do you prevent full monitor word garbage due to incredibly long lines?
I really like the TeX philosophy of separating content from design, but I feel like I am going to make myself go cross-eyed editing these .tex files.