Editor #1 is not par for the course. There's something odd and tiresome going on here that you don't need to be putting your life on hold for. Why not resubmit your manuscript, via post, with a letter saying that you've waited 9 months and would appreciate a definite response within two weeks or so? If you don't hear back in 2 weeks, take it elsewhere.

9 months is entirely too long. 3 months at the outside.