Following my recent Debian 9.5 install, I was looking for a nice text editor. It seems since I last saw this gedit has had a major overhaul. Well done to the development team.
Lot of what look like nice features. I have set the colour scheme to dark. Some of the menu options are also animated so they are smooth, so menu -> view is a smooth (but quick) transition, which is nice compared to boxes just appearing on the screen. Granted this does seem to be between menus.
The main window no longer has a menu, however it does have a pull down, mobile style menu and a more streamlined tool bar, which is nice.
The help screen has information on version number, and other information on the development team(s)
There is also a helpful key binding overlay. menu -> keyboard shortcuts
gedit also has a help page so you can learn how to use the features of the software.
menu -> preferences.
This has 4 tabs, shown below.