The constant improvements and addition of new features really surprises me each time they release a new version. SQLs included tools are a perfect compliment to make use of the features that are released. I also very much appreciate the community that is surrounding the SQL software. I love that it's easy to provide feedback and see responses from actual Microsoft employees.
The SQL management tools are very easy to use and not only provide access to performing actions you want, but also open up features that I didn't know about in the past.
Sometimes the bloat and large footprint of the SQL tools can be a little overwhelming. SQL tends to use a lot of RAM as well. But overall the dislikes are greatly overshadowed by the likes.
We are always trying to provide a solid back-end to web and enterprise services and applications. SQL has helped us realize the benefits it and associated tools provide are that of having a rock-solid, heavily supported and upgraded database that will not leave you hanging.