But, to repeat the gist here, our WTP
Prime Directive: Break no one.
Most of us are under a great deal of
pressure to never, ever break our customers in any way, no matter how cool
the new thing is, and when we do, for some advantage to the user, to at
least give them a choice in the matter, so they don't all have to "migrate"
or "buy in" to the improved way at the same time.
I think if the option was on by default
(so old behavior worked) then that would be best received, exhibit the
best Eclipse Citizenship, and allow people to eventually learn that if
they turned it off, and used P2, that their startup performance would be
much faster (I'm assuming).
And, of course, products could set their
own configurations and eclipse.ini's to what they think appropriate for
their customers ... and, I'd guess, by next release, next year, the default
could change (if P2 is as successful as I think it will be).