What do you like best?
It has the Best User Interface in its segment .
Its auto code completion feature is a bliss .
Awesome Skins are available .
Its loading time is better than Netbeans or Eclipse .
It has almost every feature which any other IDE's .
Code browsing is effective .
Plugins are available in a good amount .
Workspace feature is good .
What do you dislike?
There are few things that I don't like about IDEA -
Memory consumption is too high .
Not suitable for too low end devices . Please take care of this .
Its paid version is too expensive. The sole reason I am not buying the paid version and sticking to the community version , so that it doesn't burn a hole in my pocket.
Recommendations to others considering the product
One should definitely go for it as it is one of the best modern IDE's available. Though , it is a little bit expensive but it is worth every penny. If you don't want to purchase the full version , go for the community version .
What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
I am a freelance JAVA developer who develops backend code for various clients and IntelliJ IDEA has tremendously helped me to write faster code and develop applications in a comparatively lesser time .
Also, I practice code for myself in the same IDE .