I am in the process of creating many samples and proof of concepts for Notes 8.x. I want the samples to be cool, new, and useful so I find myself doing many things in Eclipse, Designer, and CAE. The problem I have is when you develop an application where you have code in those places debugging it is a bear! I really can not wait until Designer moves to Eclipse and I also can not wait until I can debug Eclipse plugin code and LotusScript all in one IDE.
I am not on the designer team and I have not looked at their plans but if you think I have a point or are experiencing the same issues then get with you IBM contact and get this requirement in! I am sure Maureen would love to hear any feedback on this subject. And of course we all know the customer rules so your feedback is a lot more important than mine. 🙂