For a long time, .Net programmers have pointed to Visual Studion.Net as one of the reasons for writing code in C# or VB and not in Java. To be honest, Java has never had a single IDE that's been able to hold its own against its Microsoft counterpart, at least not any that I know of. Now, with .net vs. Java issue still going on, do you forsee the possibility of .Net vs. Java moving towards IDE vs. IDE anytime soon?
I think it's all just a matter of taste - I mean, I've never really cared for the .Net IDE's, but that doesn't mean I don't think they 'hold their own' against the ones that are our for our favorite language.
As for IDE vs IDE as opposed to .Net vs. Java... I think that's really apples and oranges.
Theodore Jonathan Casser
SCJP/SCSNI/SCBCD/SCWCD/SCDJWS/SCMAD/SCEA/MCTS/MCPD... and so many more letters than you can shake a stick at!