I don't understand
Ok, I'm confused. Totally...
"Complaints against Eclipse tools incorporated several pet peeves. These included complexity of installing Eclipse on Windows,"
WTF do you mean it is hard to install Eclipse? You cant extract an archive or maybe you can't double click on an executable? Dunno how you install eclipse but I just extract the archive somewhere and double click on eclipse.exe in windows. Other platforms are similar. Heck, if you think that is hard or a "pet peeve" you must have a realllly hard time being a developer.
I'm not saying Eclipse is perfect. I have my pet peeves too, but at the moment their minor and in time I'm hoping that they will be considered important enough to rectify.
"I was overwhelmed by the functionality I get in the first screen"
Aw shame, brain coming crashing down? Get real people, were developers, we deal with complexity everyday. I like all my functionality close by. Infact I probaly use the shortcut keys more often, but seeing that the UI is "overwhelming" you, maybe it's not such a good idea for you to memorise kb shortcuts too, that would just be too much, hey? The UI is not perfect, but plenty usefull and accomodating as is right now.
I get this feeling that they had to come up with "some" negatives so as to improve Eclipse even more. Thats great and I applaud that, but don't be so facetious.
I could just be missing the entire point. If I am please correct me, because I find this article very puzzling.