I've always found the official "Play 2.0" support to be almost unusably slow with my project. It appears to re-initialize sbt from scratch every time, which means it has to parse the entire sbt configuration and check dependencies before it can do anything. "Making" my project with no changes in it takes around 1 minute before it starts running my tests, which is really not a very usable development cycle. In IDEA 13, I worked around this by just not enabling the Play 2.0 plugin, but I no longer have this option.
Am I the only person experiencing this, or perhaps the only person that cares? Anybody got a workaround for IDEA 14? I'd really like to be able to run my tests as fast as I can with SBT, which is < 10 seconds as long as I leave the sbt console running.