I should start out by mentioning that I’ve been a big fan of Panic for years – I’ve used Transmit since Mac OS 9 days, and Coda since its initial release. Since then, Coda has been my primary web development application.
I should also mention that I’m not someone who avoids change, particularly in the software I use. Over the years of waiting for a Coda update, I’ve delved into other apps like Espresso, Sublime Text, BBEdit, PhpStorm. There are plenty of things I’ve liked in each of the other apps (as far as I’m concerned, all the above are great), but I always found myself returning to Coda.