Have you tried an IDE? I used to think a simple text editor was all I needed too, but then I tried an IDE. The only time I use a regular text editor now is just for real quick edits, or stuff that I don't want to make into a project in my IDE.
IDE's tend to get in my way.
Yeah, that's how I felt too.
I have my Eclipse setup to be pretty minimal though. For example, the annoying help box that pops up with every keystroke is disabled. It only pops up if I want it to by hitting ctrl+space. Most of the time it is unneeded, though sometimes I need it to remember which order parameters go in in a function (since PHP seems to make that as illogical as possible).
I mostly like it for automatic bracket/quote closing. I like the way Eclipse auto-indents too. It may seem silly but some editors have shoddy auto-indenting.
Anyway, I like Eclipse because it gives me some of the advantages of an IDE but it doesn't hold my hand.