I have tried the last few EAP builds and I'm disappointed. The GUI Design experience is giving me the same frustrations that Microsoft Word's formatting does: a lot of experimentation is required to achieve the desired layout: add column here, delete row there, add vertical spacer, add horizontal spacer, merge cells, split cells.
I think that its going to be very hard to convince anybody who has used Matisse+GroupLayout or Apple's Interface Builder that Intellij's GUI Designer (in its current state) is better.
Am I missing something? Can the Intellij GUI Designer work like Matisse and provide freeform placement with alignment guidelines and preferred positioning cues somehow?