a current co-worker of me is new to java,
he's experienced in C.
He's used to IDE like Visual Studio.
He has some complaints about IDEA in general:
1. overall performance.
1a) This starts when launching IDEA,
for sure Visual Studio starts much faster.
You can blame this to Java...
1b) when you open a project in IDEA the wait goes on
1c) commit project (CVS) somethimes causes very long pauses, without any notification, meaning no scrollbar,
not even a sandclock, just a grey area instead of a
2. Two Projects in two frames
this is really a weakness IMHO: when you have 2 projects
open in IDEA, one instance is blocked if there's a modal
dialog on the other.
Very bad, and: don't blame it on Java ;)
3. the non-intuitive "Do Refactor" button in the "find usages" tab when you refactor.
Maybe this should be a dialog?
... which you can "send to background" (?!)