i really like the transformation function, so powerful
Pathfinder would be number 1, and the pen tool - both are my most used.
Live Surface Context is the best plugin by miles.
I agree with the Effects menu. Actually as stupid as it may sound, but I also really like newer features: 1) view of font sample in the character menu and 2) the ability to use the color picker on embedded images. Before I had to pull the photo into PS and then grab the color.
Pen tool n Pathfinder
where can i get this plugins? :-O i have no plugin yet!
Double click on the edit
i like it.
I often use Pen Tool, Pathfinder, Align and the most important is Color menu :)
Anyway still forgot 1 small feature, that is in Preferences > General > Keyboard Increment, Its very useful for making logo, it can move object in every mm.
Generally I'm still getting used to illustrator but mines is pattern and path finder.
Pen tool :) !!
I honestly feel like the livetrace in illustrator is trash... I pretty much auto vector everything through a combination of flexi and vector magic.
My favorite in illustrator though is the pen tool, more specifically the shortcut keys for the pen tools
What I use the most is the pen tool.
Pen tool, Live trace, pathfinder and gradient are excellent features of illustrator.