I’m using VS Code as my primary editor these days and am really digging it. My setup is by no means perfect, but I've made lots of little tweaks along the way that you may benefit from. I've set up these nifty categories, so feel free to jump around and try stuff out as you go, or come back later and use it as a reference.
I've made the switch from PhpStorm to VS Code a couple of weeks ago and have been using it ever since. I like the speed improvements over PhpStorm, the zen feel, the xdebug experience, ... It just feels lighter (and I mean that in a good way) compared to PhpStorm.
If you want to give VS Code a shot too, go watch the free Visual Studio Code for PHP developers course on Laracasts.