Some time ago I wrote and released the encoding-plugin for IDEA to let you set a project encoding that is then checked against the IDE-level setting.
This plugin was a response to the old issue on the need for a real project level charset encoding in IDEA, and with the relese of my plugin, a new debate was spawned on the jira issue at JetBrains. Suddenly, someone discussed it and JetBrains seemed to take notice.
Well, the other day I received a mail notice from the jira instance at JetBrains, telling me, that the issue have been moved to be fixed in "Next IDEA Version" (which is the one after v7). Dammit!