In comparison to a simple editor eclipse and other IDE's try to leverage a developer's mansions by integrating tasks (I've read this somewhere , but imho it's a valid point). The thinking process during analysis and development is fortunately too eclectic and difficult/impossible to automate, so knock on wood I won't be looking at the 'jobs offered' forum for now.
In your opinion, given the nifty features in eclipse like for example refactoring and uml-design plug-ins, etc. etc. will there be an attempt to put more high level knowledge like patterns, antipatterns, etc. in the shape of a guiding instrument (i.e. plug-ins, wizards?) for developers?
Some of the higher level stuff is already there. DeveloperWorks has a plugin for analysing J2EE code for patterns & anti-patterns. I have forgotten what its called but I'm sure that with a little help from google you could find it.