It seams that I’m not the only one thinking that NetBeans is a really competitive IDE.
There is a comparison that shows that NetBeans is better in editing and scripting and is easier to use. The main advantage of Eclipse is the huge eco system. But honestly sometimes this can also be a disadvantage, i.e. when you are looking for UML Plugin.
I totally agree with Adam when he is speaking about the “Plugin hell” in Eclipse. There are too much plugins for the same purpose.
NetBeans comes with the main features for daily use and normally you don’t need to install further plugins.