Standard Disclaimer: This thread is not a place to debate on whether one IDE is better than another or to rag on someone because of their choice of IDE. Refrain from publishing any personal opinions on the thread. I will create another thread in the future regarding IDE-related topics in which you may include your opinion, but they should be omitted from replies here. Recently I've seen members of this forum replying to threads in which the OP is seeking aid on the development of their plugin. This is to be expected, it's the Spigot Plugin Development forum. Screenshots of their code snippets, specific problems with their IDE of choice, etc. However, rather than assisting the OP with their issue, developers instead reply with either links to other IDEs, suggesting the use of other IDEs or harassing the OP about why they're using the IDE they are. More often than not, this has to do with Eclipse and people describing instead to use IntelliJ because "it's better", though this applies occasionally also to NetBeans. This is simply unacceptable. In this thread, I want to address these users. I want to note a couple things quickly before jumping into my "rant" of sorts: I am an Eclipse user and have been for 4+ years Yes, I have tried IntelliJ multiple times in the past and disliked it. That is my personal opinion. If any of the above invalidate what I am about to describe to you, you are part of the problem, this thread is for you. Whether you chose to read it or not makes no difference to me whatsoever, just know that you're causing more issues on the forums than you are solving. The rest of this post will be from the perspective of an Eclipse user being told to use IntelliJ as this is, more often than not, what I see most on the forums and in the IRC. This is a help forum... Start acting like it. Despite what you may think, when someone asks a question regarding a programming-related or IDE-related issue, telling someone to use IntelliJ is not a solution. This is ignorance, elitism and downright rude. A solution is a resolution to the problem at hand and again, despite what you may think, more often than not, Eclipse is not the problem at hand. If someone asks "Why is Material.CLOCK not showing up in my IDE's auto complete?" with the following screenshot: I can assure you that someone on this forum will reply to this thread saying "Use IntelliJ. Its autocomplete is much better". In reality, the issue is this: The user was depending on Spigot 1.12.2 where Material.CLOCK does not exist. It exists instead in Spigot 1.13. While this may seem like a bit of an exaggeration, it's not... This is something that may very well happen in the near future especially with the recent release of the Spigot 1.13 API and new developers (funny enough, this exact scenario happened days after the creation of this thread... I'm a mind reader). Despite there being a proper solution to this issue that was not IDE related but rather the OP missing the proper dependency, someone in that thread will have turned it into an IDE issue and effectively forced the OP to switch to something they may very well not like. Which leads me in to my next point... Not everyone likes IntelliJ: Yea... you read that right. There are people, including myself, who have already tried IntelliJ, disliked it and returned to Eclipse. That does not mean there is anything wrong with these people nor does is make what they say on the forums any less valuable than that of an IntelliJ user. It means that people have their preferences. I see an idea from the majority of IntelliJ users that it's objectively better than all other IDEs and while that may be true to you, that is not necessarily true for everyone else. IntelliJ is subjectively better in the perspective of the person using it. To me, Eclipse is subjectively better than IntelliJ but you will not EVER see me going to threads posted by IntelliJ users telling them to switch to Eclipse. This is one of my, if not the biggest pet peeves on these forums. In conclusion, my suggestion: To all those who reply to threads in this forum, be mindful that some may prefer one IDE to another and respect their opinions for doing so. You come off as ignorant and unintelligent when you reply to a thread suggesting another IDE without proposing a proper solution and I'd appreciate if replies such as that were discouraged if not ceased entirely. This is not me saying that you should not suggest the use of your IDE, but if that is all you have to say, don't bother replying to the thread at all. Here is an example of a reply to use with regards to the example provided above: " The Material#CLOCK constant was added in Spigot 1.13, therefore it will not exist in previous versions such as Spigot 1.12.2, the version on which you are depending. In previous versions, this constant was instead called Material#WATCH. Sidenote: It seems as though you're using Eclipse. Might I suggest checking out other IDEs such as IntelliJ? I personally love it and perhaps you might as well. Just a suggestion though. Use whichever you prefer. " Even in the above situation, because it's not an IDE-related issue, it seems rather scummy to bring it up randomly. If I were an IntelliJ user I would not bring it up in that specific situation, though if someone were complaining about a feature that they dislike in Eclipse, you may politely recommend another IDE. Replies such as the following are straight up unacceptable: " https://www.jetbrains.com/idea/download/ " " Use IntelliJ instead. It's better than Eclipse " Yes, I have seen these exact replies in this forum over the past few days alone. To those of you that use IntelliJ but do not create replies such as this, thank you. You set an example on these forums and I commend you for doing so. TL;DR: Please read the entire thread, but the main takeaway from this thread is "Respect other people's opinions and preferences". Your IDE is not the best IDE, but rather the one that the person to whom you are speaking to prefers and feels most comfortable with. Remember that this thread is not meant for replies saying "IDE x is better than IDE y". If I see any of these replies, even if they are satire, I will delete them.