Currently I use TeCnicCenter and MiKTeX with LaTeX on a Windows machine. I am contemplating using plain TeX for certain purposes. I would like to know how to use TeXnicCenter with plain TeX. I like TeXnicCenter, but I can use another program if I have to. I really dislike the Windows command prompt. If I need to switch, I am not looking for just an editor, but an IDE like TeXnicCenter, if IDE is an appropriate term here.
I want to be able to produce PDF files. I can think of no reason I would want to make Postscript or DVI files.
I am a mathematician, not a computer person, so please over-explain if necessary. I do not enjoy TeX or LaTeX like many people do, but it is free and I think we all agree it produces better-looking output than anything else out there.