There is a lot that modern IDEs do well, but uncluttered writing space isn’t one of them. Once you add the various views of your project, the debug window, the source control window and various other important panes you’re left with a tiny viewport into your code. The visual clutter can be disabled of course, but you’ll get it back sooner or later. When you switch back to debug mode or build mode, for example.
Quick update to the previous post – it looks like at least some of the videos from GoingNative 2012 are now available on the Channel9 page.
It’s almost time to go back for the second day, but before I do I’d like to suggest that if you haven’t had a chance to attend in pereson or watch the livecast, see if you can find the videos online. My understanding is that they should be available – I’m writing this on my phone so I can’t be bothered to look at the moment but I’ll check later.
Update: While the GoingNative site has the links to the sessions, I don’t seem to be able to find links to videos of the sessions. I thought they were recorded and not only streamed, but I might be wrong. Yeah, what else is new :).