These days I am trying out to use another powerful text editing tool, and just find that Textmate is right to the spot. So far i like it very much. Not only because of it simplicities while powerful but also an eye candy tool for coding.
With combine of Expand Drive, i can mount a remote drive to my local machine and editing remote file right from textmate. To enhance performance due to slight delay by remote access, and nature of textmate of auto refreshing when it refocus, install Remate is the right assist for textmate that would solve the problem.
If interested, try it yourself: