You should try it, you'll never utter the word Eclipse again if you do, take my word for it :) The only reason I suggested IntelliJ was that you said in #3 that you didn't know of any tools that could automate the process and also said that Eclipse couldn't do it, so can it do it or not?
Anyway, I agree that the tool doesn't matter as long as it gets the job done, but please don't do yourself the injustice of ruling a tool out just because it costs money. In my opinion, IntelliJ is a *steal* at $499.
By the way, I love your book. I am a long user of final to prevent logic errors. When someone argues with me nowadays about it I direct them to your book, so thanks for that chapter :)