in reply to Strawberry + Padre - is this real?

Did you carry on with Strawberry Perl and Padre twostime?
If so, how did it go?

I use Strawberry Perl and I'm looking for an IDE to replace TextPad that I currently use. I am drawn towards Padre as it is written in Perl although I'm not exactly sure why that should make any difference to my decision - but hey, since when have decisions had to be logical?

The contenders are:

I know EMACS has been suggested as well but this seems like *NIX tool that has been ported for Windows rather then something developed either for Windows or as a cross-platform application.