I like Netbeans for I use Chrome with Netbeans Connector giving me changes on the fly that I have made using Netbeans in the Chrome browser. It's especially nice when you have a second monitor. There are only two cons for me with Netbeans. The first one is that it can be a memory hog, so if you don't have the latest in computers you're probably not going to like Netbeans. The second one is the IDE sometimes gives warnings or hints depending on how you look at it that in my opinion can be at times a little frivolous. I do love that it will 99.9 percent of the time flag a syntax error when you are writing code which in my opinion saves you time and it has type hinting which comes in handy with some of PHP long winded functions/methods that one has to type.