my name is Dirk Roeckmann of UNIORG Inc. based in the Pittsburgh area, USA.
I’ve been working with ABAP for 15 yrs. I’ve used Eclipse for years in non-SAP related areas like Java, XML, web services etc. and recently in SAP related areas like SAP (Netweaver) Gateway/UI5.
The tour-based feature explorer is a nice idea, because it gently ‘forces’ 😉 the user to focus on certain areas and that helps significantly with getting acquainted with the tool.
Code Element Information and Code Completion are among my favorite features, giving me the feeling that finally, with the help of an up-to-date IDE the ABAP experience gets more comfortable especially for those used to code in different languages too.
Additionally, I found the embedded SAP GUI very helpful.