For those looking for a prepackaged Emacs configuration, there is another option available: Cabbage. The configuration is meant to be flexible and extensible and the hope is that a community will emerge around it.
If you’re not enthusiastic about dedicating an arbitrarily large proportion of your mental cycles to tweaking your
.emacs file, this may be for you. Even if that doesn’t describe you, perhaps you’ll find some interesting ideas. Worth a look.