Ranked in these QuestionsQuestion Ranking
Pro Nice Mouse Hover assist during debugging
View values of variables on mouse hover during debugging.
Pro Good font rendering
Because Eclipse is based on SWT, it uses the native font rendering and thus looks better than other IDEs on some Linux systems, where the Java font rendering is not optimal.
Pro Free and open source
Eclipse is an open source project and free to use.
Pro Macro definition browser
Pro Highly customizable
Thanks to the large variety of plugins and various configuration options, Eclipse is very customizable.
Con Plugins can be unstable
Though there are plenty of plugins to choose from, they aren't always reliable. Some aren't maintained, bug fixes can be slow, and you may need to download plugins from multiple sources.
Con UI can be confusing
There's an overly abundant presence of menus, this forces you to constantly click around the different menu structures.