I've been using emacs for quite a few years and (like many people), I haven't quite perfected the art of using it yet. One stumbling block I noticed is that when I have several buffers I'm working on, I waste time recalling one buffer name or another as I switch around.
I also use a laptop for much of my work, so this is probably more of an issue than it would be if I had a larger screen with more windows.
I've tried ECB and it's kindof comforting to have a list of files and a directory tree visible, but ultmately, by the time I scroll move my hand to the touchpad and scroll around for the file, I've spent about the same amount time as I would've if I typed in the buffer name in. It ends up just taking up valuable screen real estate.
Does anyone have a good system/tricks for cutting down on time-wasted switching around emacs buffers like this?