I thought I was the only person that operates this way. Emacs for all editing, compiling and Visual Studio for debugging only. Visual Studio at 250 MB and Emacs at 75 MB right now. They are both looking at the same project except Emacs has SQLPlus running and a whole bunch for files open.
I honestly tried to use Visual Studio as my editor when I started at my position and it just wasn't as good as Emacs.
The only things I want is for Visual Studio to open command line applications in an Emacs shell instead of cmd.exe.