C.P. said: “I want a dis-integrated development envronment, not an integrated development environment.” I agree.
Microsoft's IDEs have always been about you adapting your working style to their rigid idea of how that work should be done using their monolithic tools. Eclipse promises to let you add whatever functionality you want to Eclipse, as long as you use their API (and tools) and are willing to write a million lines of code.
That's not what I want.
I want to use the tools I find suitable to the job, and stitch them together easily. I want tools that work together, not get pasted together.
Lucid's compiler suite with their IPC
I like emacs, but I have no problem with acme.