NetBeans 6.0 already contains new features and improvements for the GUI builder. If, like me, you tried them by getting the Q-builds and/or nightly builds, you will be glad to hear that they have been backported to NetBeans 5.0. You can install a simple update from within NetBeans and get those new features. My favorites include visual internationalization, preview with look and feel and the new components palette organization. Some others, like relative font definition, are darn useful. Give it a try!