I am looking at different IDE's that have web services support(for Java development). I haven't been thrilled at the toolsets so far. It seems Microsoft has a better knack for the development environment. The Java tools are either really big and bulky ie WebSphere (WSAD ) or really light on features. .Net makes consuming and producing Web Services pretty trivial. I kind of like Sun's new Java Studio Creator. It takes a similar approach in terms of layout that Microsoft does. Web Services creation and consumption are almost identical to Microsoft's .Net environment. I wonder it there was any collaboration there.
I'm still trying to get use to Eclipse. I'm not a huge fan but that is the way of the future. webMethods is porting its development environment to Eclipse sometime in the fall. So I have little choice.