Quite often I find myself investigating a field to find out
how it is used. I usually do this by doing Find Usages on the
field. Based on the result I go to each usage and examine that,
sometimes by using the Call Hierarchy.
I believe it would be possible to combine these actions into one
named Access hierarchy. When invoked on a field it would fill
a window with all places that access the field. The first level
would be all direct references to the field, including getter,
setter, and other access methods. Each of the methods would
be expandable to show the call hierarchy for that method.
I plan to enter this feature request into JIRA. Before that,
I'd be happy to hear any thoughts you may have.