You may be some of those people who don't like MonoDevelop because think that MonoDevelop crashes when you are coding very well or because MonoDevelop uses a lot of memory... if so then you are using a very older version!!! I'm running from svn and everytime after updating I smile because of the new improvements, am very glad of seeing this changes.
MonoDevelop has a lot of interesting things, the most a like is the Version Control plugin, (enable it with --enable-versioncontrol parameter when configuring). If you change something in a svn-based project you will notice after its saving that the Solution icon changes for indicating its state.
If you open your ChangeLog file you can even add your entries in one automatic way, using the its entry at the MenuBar.