I was just curious and opened Eclipse Europa 3.3 as well as Netbeans 6b1 and asked people without IT-background the following question: "Which application looks nicer?" I got several interesting answers. However instead publishing the answer now, please repeat the experiment and publish the results in the comment of my (or your) blog (using the keyword: Netbeans or Eclipse). However do not ask Java developers - they are too biazed :-).
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