I've downloaded the latest Netbeans 6.1 beta release and installed it on my Mac today. I haven't had too much time to work with it as yet, but thus far I have found the following to be nice:
- No need to manually set up libraries or import projects, ALL of my settings from 6.0.1 have been imported successfully!
- Startup time has been greatly reduced!
These are some of the improvements I've seen within the last few minutes of looking around. It also seems like my applications build faster and deploy to Glassfish V2 with improved speed...
I have found one negative point so far...Facelets support is completely gone from what I can see. My facelets support plugin https://nbfaceletssupport.dev.java.net/ which worked in 6.0.1 does not load anymore. All XHTML documents now look like plain old JSP...but I cannot say whether code completion for facelets will work or not as I have not really had a chance to test thus far.
If you are looking to see improvements and don't mind losing the facelets plugin support, I recommend giving it a try.