- toString method generation: This is a really low hanging fruit. Eclipse 3.5 generates toString() methods from private attributes. NetBeans 6.8 is not able to do that. Vote for this feature here.
- Navigation: In Eclipse 3.5, if you click+ctrl / cmd on a reference to an interface type, it asks you, whether you would like to navigate to an implementation of this interface (and lists all choices), or just open the declaration. This is a really nice feature. Vote for this feature here.
However, in Java EE 5-6 / Database / Swing areas NetBeans 6.8 really shines.