The default syntax highlighting orange color for strings IMO makes things hard to see. Again, the default for many languages is bright orange!?
I continue to wish for a built-in GUI to easily change hi-lite colors. What is the aversion to this? Is it a purist thing, like emacs users wanting to have you config it in LISP?
Geany is great IMO because it breaks away the traditional drudgery of *nix editors and let's me concentrate immediately on programming on my project - *not* spending time on learning an arcane config process for an arcane editor.