I realize it's been over a week since this went up, but if you're still struggling with SublimeLinter, I've written a java-specific replacement. You can get it here:
Also, I've had a lot of luck using SublimeJava (here: github.com/quarnster/SublimeJava). It's a little buggy, at least for me, and the autocomplete is prettymuch useless for the way I code, but the auto import is really useful.
Between those two things, I'm really almost never missing eclipse. Although even with them, sublime is not an IDE. Eclipse does some cool things, if you have the patience to deal with its project setup and preferences.