I have tried notepad replacements before but always went back to the original.
I will give Notepad2 a breif chance to win me over, but it is unlikely.
I only have 2 complaints about the original note pad (most software I can complain about for days on end):
1) When I use ctrl+an arrow key, notepad moves to whitespace and doesn't break on many other characters such as ( or . or hich is annoying when slicing up code. Forces me to either use the mouse or tap left/right a bunch of times
2) With WinXP notepad has gotten unicode support. Which is good, but there is no easy way to toggle it. If I drag a file into notepad sometimes it has binary mumbo jumbo at the beginning that prevents the text in the file from being recognized as unicode and forces me to read words with spaces after every letter