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My choice of an IDE often is dictated by the type of hardware I am using. If I need to use a machine that has only 1-GHz speed capability, and maybe it doesn't have a lot of memory, then Eclipse is not a very tenable solution. Maybe it's better in such a case to use Anjuta, or another environment that is a little lighter.
As far as the use of console "IDE" environments, those are for others who have better memories than I. A GUI oriented IDE makes better use of visual space, such that you can see more of the information at one time. I can glance at things that are already visible on-screen, make changes more quickly, and am more productive as a result. It's not just a matter of pretty pictures versus "real, tough-man" programming, as some Emacs addicts would suggest.
My opinion is that Eclipse is about par with Sun's "Sun Studio" for C++ programming. I think maybe it's better suited for Java. I haven't tried Kdevelop since the early days when it crashed constantly. Maybe it's better now. And Visual Studio has become such a bloated nightmare that now it seems to be more like a video game or something ....
Borland rocks but more people think it's a bad place to vacation than a state-of-the-art IDE: they need to work on their PR machine. I prefer Borland C++ Builder when I'm doing Windows.