I've only yesterday asked on the c++ forum about an IDE of choice. My main beef with VC++ 2005 was that it seemed to use proprietary libraries. I liked the interface, I liked the debugger. However I was told I could use VC++ 2005 to write perfectly standardized c++ code.
However while reading through the porting issues thread on this forum regarding C++ 2005, it is obvious I'm not working on a standards compliant environment. Really! Why did I expect anything less from MS?
So, down with a great interface and back to Dev-C++ with it's joke debugger but that at least gives me the standards and the ability to write true c++.
Maybe one day I will have $700 to buy borland's IDE