Rebel Labs has posted a good ‘getting started’ guide. If you’re interested in IntelliJ IDEA, well worth skimming through.
I’ve used Eclipse for many years, and started using IntelliJ almost 2 years ago. Given a choice, I will always choose IntelliJ. It’s knowledge of the code base, and interrelationships allows it to provide a lot of assistance. I even use it when working on front-end development work.