The last time I checked out Eclipse was before Aurora EAP started. Yesterday I was coaxed to take another look at Eclipse because of the JDK 1.5 plugin for Eclipse. I am amazed how close IntelliJ and Eclipse have become in the functionalities that I use. I was wondering if people are willing to create/maintain a log of feature comparison as both IDEA 4.x and Eclipse 3.0Mx continue.
Multiple output paths in one project
More granular find usages (including import filter)
More granular code reformating
More granular code coloring (field, local, parameter etc.)
Kick-ass diff and merge tool
Implemeted/Over-ridden method indicator
Ability to create as many projects from same content root
Extremely intelligent responsive and active (and occassionally humorous) user community
Easier (in terms of menus and keymaps) navigation
JDK 1.5 plugin
Supposedly better plugin portfolio
I am not mentioning license cost since at my company's cost structure intellij upgrade is about 4 man hours. I am not JSP savvy. I use EJBs a lot but not the J2EE integration (including WL).
Intellij is a religion for me and I would hate to see it fall behind.