Looks like vim 7.3 was released about a month ago (old news, I know). The most exciting improvements I've noticed so far are better support for files with long lines that wrap (like big XML files) and better experience editing files on network shares. I found out at one point that for every keystroke you make when editing a file, vim would call a synchronous function that queries some property of the file. so if you're on a slow network, it could have a delay after every keystroke. Well, like I said, it seems like they fixed it, so that's cool.