Once you start using the DVT Eclipse IDE you'll wish you had done it sooner. The learning curve is low but productivity gain is quickly realized, even for a novice user. Probably the single largest productivity boost for code development. It's hard to work without DVT, you feel handicapped. Using only the simplest subset of its total features doubles my productivity in code development, imagine if I were a power user. AMIQ responds quickly and tool bugs are immediately evaluated. Feature requests are even considered. It seems that in the development community, generally it's the best and brightest that have adopted the DVT Eclipse IDE.