Just wanted to say that my tone was playful; it might not have been evident from my note.
In all seriousness, I do wish to thank you for whatever efforts you have been putting in at Sun to make whatever this announcement may be. I think, as some others on here do as well, that Java really has great potential to be a gaming language. Indeed, personally, I have chosen not to program in other languages because of its power, flexibility and capability. Even allowing for its faults.
Saw another post on here regarding the upcoming 1.5 release of Java, and I must say, I CANNOT wait. The new autoboxing and the for loop conveniences are my favorites. Generics are very good too, but I count those under "must haves" rather than nice conveniences. If that kind of power is coming in 1.5, I can only guess what you guys are planning for gaming.