I'd like to be on the VIM side of this discussion, but I can't.
Does anyone have good resources or techniques for learning the funky features of VIM? From memory I can modify a file, perform searches, and that's about it. For anything else, I need to refer to my trusty VIM cheat sheet and I'm sorry to say but I am substantially quicker when I just click buttons and use hotkeys.
At my current job, I convinced my boss to authorize the whopping $50 expenditure to take my 2.66 GHz celeron workstation from 256 MB of RAM to 768 MB. Eclipse startup takes 15 seconds, but once it's started responsiveness is excellent.
Son of a gun. I meant that post to be a response on the VIM vs. IDE thread. I'd appreciate it if an Administrator or Moderator would move it. But no big deal.