What do you do? Hello, my name is Peter N Lewis, and I am addicted to BBEdit. I've been using it for nearly twenty years now, and the longest dry spell I've managed was six weeks on my honeymoon. I founded Stairways Software in 1994 to publish my Mac products, and I'm still doing it today.
When did you start using BBEdit? I was definitely using BBEdit in 1993 - I can't really answer when I started using it, as I pretty much have always been using it.
What do you make? How does BBEdit help? I use BBEdit for pretty much all my text editing that isn't actually code in Xcode - all my web site, zillions of perl scripts, my documentation, plists, XML files. BBEdit's easy handling of arbitrary files (both size and type) and fantastic multi-file grep search & replace allow me to do whatever I need.
What's your favorite project that BBEdit has helped bring to life? Sadly, I am also addicted to writing Mac applications: Keyboard Maestro, Bookle and formerly Anarchie/Interarchy among a many others. I've used BBEdit in some manner to produce pretty much all of them.
Which feature is your favorite? One of the many wonderful things about BBEdit is how well it plays with other programs. I've used BBEdit as an external editor for my FTP program Anarchie/Interarchy, and more recently I added support in Keyboard Maestro to allow BBEdit's Text Factories (clever pre-built text processing actions) to be applied to the clipboard.