java.sun.com have an interview with James Gosling, the ‘father of Java’, on the topic of open sourcing Java, what it means for Java, and for Sun.
Read the interview here.
The interview closes with the question “Is emacs still your favorite integrated development environment (IDE)?”, and Gosling replies “Oh, no. I switched over to the NetBeans IDE long ago.”. If that isn’t a solid endorsement for NetBeans I don’t know what is.