I just started trying IDEA, and am of course very impressed by the general speed and usability of the product for normal development features such as code editing, refactoring, etc. (specially in comparison with the other IDE I use, Netbeans 3.4).
What really disappoints me in IDEA is the debugger: netbeans one seems much better, both in terms of information shown, features, usability and, much important, SPEED. Remote debugging with IDEA is an absolute pain: I tried 2 or 3 times, also switched to 681 and jdk 1.4.1_01 on the Solaris server, but still debugging is very, very slow if compared with the performance I obtain turning off IDEA, launching Netbeans and connecting to the same remote process. Has anyone experienced similar slowness?
Also: is there any way to connect to more than one remote process at once? With Netbeans I can debug at the same time a local applet and two remote servers, having so under complete control every possible sequence of operations into my distributed system.