Why is that? Other developers time not worth paying for? I understand if your a student and cant afford paying for an IDE. However, that statement sounds like you have an issue with paying for the work of others. There is no reason why an IDE should be free and should be very grateful some companies offer theirs at no cost.
That's too bad. My Visual Studio, Visual Assist X, Resharper, IntelliJ Idea and Sublime Text licenses have more than paid for themselves in productivity. No free option out there comes even close to offering the capabilities that these tools do.
I would use Sublime Text if I could get it to work
What do you mean by that? I only use Sublime as a text editor and compile my projects from the command line. I could never get Sublime to properly build my projects for me either (if that's what you mean.)
If it isn't free I won't use it.
I agree, with one exception: Visual Assist X is one fantastic plugin. I paid $50 for it and still don't regret it.