Delphi Code Monkey: 20 Years as a Delphi Developer
Warren Postma's TDUG talk on YouTube. Highly recommended, there's a lot of insight both looking back and forward.
I happen to have the same preference for past Delphi IDE versions: 7, 2007 and XE7.
It was nice to see some praise for Subversion integration (based on my delphisvn work).