I grew up using RISC OS 3 !Edit ... resulting in a couple of behavioural quirks;
When I got to Windows, I discovered Notetab Light. To date I've found no better free replacement for it. If it were actively developed I'd get the commercial version, but since it's been on hold for a couple of years it'd make more sense to pay twice as much for UltraEdit-32... besides, I'm still holding out for a quality open source or free-beer editor I can recommend to anyone. I currently have my eye on PSPad, which is rapidly improving.
Narked with the slow development of AceHTML (which I bought when Visicom were offering a special upgrade deal, mostly to show support for the time I used AceHTML 4/5) I've since largely gone back to Notetab for HTML editing, with which I'm much more productive. I decided also to look for a nicer font than Courier New to edit in.
To cut a story short, I found various nice ones at ProggyFonts but all a bit small. I then spent a couple of hours bodging a bitmap version of Terminus, itself a TrueType version of a Linux console font, adding chunkier brackets/punctuation for HTML spotting.
Anyway, feel free to download and try it if you happen to be in the market for this sort of stuff. I've been using it for a while now without any obvious problems, and find the taller, thinner letters more readable than Courier New.