If you are a java developer using maven with plugins in Eclipse, there is a good chance that you have witnessed some problems. At least if you were using m2e Eclipse plugin.
Alas that is the situation on Eclipse.
But there is no need to worry if you can install Netbeans.
It just rocks and works perfectly with maven – and you can get Eclipse keymap, so that all those beloved shortcuts you have become used to use – work like before.
Every day Netbeans keeps getting better and better in java development, where as Eclipse keeps getting more and more other features, which I have no need. But still I do keep both of them around – and switch from one to another in different projects.
Until the situation with m2e gets better, Netbeans is my preferred IDE on new maven projects.