Re: Some, of course, prefer to stick with the likes of Vim,
You have to switch to insert mode. In normal mode, most keys do things like move the cursor or change your selection.
This is the reason I don't use VsVim or VS Code's Vim keymap extension. It's not better for me than the chord keypresses you get by default in VS and VS Code. If people subjectively prefer it, then all power to them, but some people try to claim that anyone not using Vim are wrong.
In other words it's about as stupid as the dark/light theme debate