For many release now, at least since 10.0.0, IDEA has been performing very badly in many areas that are supposed to be productivity enhancing. I just dread pressing Alt-ENTER or Alt-INSERT knowing that IDEA will go off into la-la-land for 3, 4, or even 5 minutes as its threads take turns waiting for each other.
I'm attaching a zip file to illustrate this continuing issue. Just look at the timestamps of the folders inside this zip. In 20 minutes of development, I know I spent at least 5 - 8 minutes waiting for IDEA to respond. It's hard to believe I'd be less productive using a text editor and command line tools.
Honestly guys, I love to sing the praises of IDEA, but you better get a tiger team together to fix this productivity killer. Don't waste time implementing some cool new refactoring that saves 0.5 seconds while your threading issues produce minute after minute of productivity killing non-responsiveness.
Environment: Windows 7 Ultimate, 64-bit, 24GB RAM, Intel i7 3.4GHz
IDEA 10.5.2 Ultimate