And everything you claim to have learned on was outdated when I was a fucking teenager. I have a really hard time believing that this "old school" computing world is what you grew up with.
You just sound like a computer "hipster" to me. Come crack open a PBR with me and relax
I will say that I am about your age and I did actually use pine professionally. When I was 17 I was writing backend tools to empower Tier 1 tech support to do some of the things that the Tier 2 and 3 guys normally had to take care of. Since I spent all day on a BSD box (via telnet), that also happened to host my mailbox, I used pine quite a bit. And I actually had a boss who, still to this day, asks people if they know how to use VI in an interview (and does not want to hire them if they do not know it). The VI thing always irritated me though. Anyone can learn VI. I want a good programmer who knows his stuff. If he doesn't know the tools, a good programmer will learn to use them in no time.