Alright… so about 1-2 months ago I was looking for a better arduino IDE and after some googling have found PlatformIO. I got very excited as it looked like a very promising alternative. And dont misunderstand me, it still does. But on the other hand PIO has many issues and an absolute lack of support, so I believe if you guys dont change this in the forseeable future then the rest of the users will turn away to other - also promising - alternatives.
Based on my experiences even the simplest questions could take days to be answered if they get an answer at all.
Lack of community well taken care of is almost a perfect recepie for such a project to die. And while I understand that the developers focus on paid customers, it will be hard to gain enough paid customers without a rather big “free” community.
I can give you only my examples: currently I can’t make neither the blink example nor the serial monitor working under PIO. I bet everybody agrees that these are issues. Is it my fault? Sure it can be!!! But… I couldn’t get help from the devs and there is no self sustaining community so I have just downloaded Sublime + Stino, which also has a great editor and everything seems working right out of the box.
Well, enough of my little cryout. I wish PIO all the best, I really hope that by time it will be the ultimate arduino development IDE. But until that all I can do is to use sublime or maybe Eclipse and check the status of PIO from time to time to see if it gets better support.