Personally I like the WebStart, but since I know that not all people have WebStart installed (they have just Microsoft's Java), the bundling option works sometimes better.
It's getting disingenuous to say that - it would be true if only one person on the planet did not have webstart, but vaguely implies that many don't. In reality, almost everyone has it. I saw the results of a study last week (don't know how old the study is) that implied around 85% of internet users have webstart (i.e. modern java). Until/unless I can find the original study and see what the circumstances are,
Really? Then the people I know are way different than "the normal people". But thats good to know.
I'm taking it with a pinch of salt, but we know that fore the last few years 50% of all new PCs came with webstart installed already, so...
And about that, personally I dont know many people who would have bought a PC from some big company (HP, Fujitsu etc.), so with home-build-computers that isnt true.
But seems like my target group (about my friends and their friends) are different than what the statistics show.
edit: come to think about it, my guess is, that in the target group, I referred, maybe like 60-70% have the WebStart, it is actually pretty big percent, but in such small group of people, it feels a lot more than it is.