Sorry….I think this is coming at it from the wrong angle.
“I am wanting to see the general consensus about using Dreamweaver as a text editor”.
DW should not be voted on just as a text editor alone because it’s a whole lot more than that and, as others have said, there are cheaper (and arguably better) stand alone options out there.
You’re not comparing apples with apples. You’re comparing an apple (not DW) with a whole bowl of fruit.