1. No that's not the problem, it doesn't build, not that it doesn't crash. It doesn't build with "undefined glXXXX" errors.
2. Tried already...
3. Maybe you should update the installation & first run tutorials because you must miss something. I do everything exactly as said and get Visual Studio crashes when adding project and build errors.
Yes I stopped liking eclipse either. I’ve heard from the guys at #android-dev irc at freenode.net that IntelliJ is much better then Eclipse for android java development. But as far as I’m aware of IntelliJ doesn’t support Android native development.
Also to answer your question. When it was all working, Eclipse was really useful. Ctrl+F11 and bam you’re right in your game. Click on a switch(and switch build config), ctrl+f11 again and in 15 seconds it was on your phone. Anything that would allow me to debug with the same ease is welcome. Especially if it’s working. I don’t like vi because it’s learning curve is too slow, but emacs looks nice. No wonder most Google developers use it. So if Emacs was working, and you supplied working build scripts I would be very happy. C2D-X is a beast… when it’s working, unfortunately for me, not seen very often.