Embedded developer and user of vim since I installed Linux on my 486 decades ago. I write a lot of low level code so most of my days are running vim over SSH. When I dabble in UI development I run gVim on a Windows machine.
For many years I stayed clear of plugins and ran vanilla vim and in the past few years I've finally gotten on the plugin bandwagon. I keep to viml based plugins since every location I run vim will support it.