It makes me sad when the packages available in a repository are several years behind. I understand wanting stability, but I'm willing to take some uncertainty to at least have last years version of eclipse. I've taken to building and manually installing the few things that I actually want current versions of.
I am excited about the new LMDE, but I'm wait for Clem & co to post the upgrade path. It would be a real pain to accidentally hose my daily driver.