Java Standardization vs. Competition: Developer Input Carries the Most Weight
http://www.devx.com/Java/Article/20035
Although what's easiest for the Java developer isn't necessarily what's most desirable for the Java vendors, they recognize that the next great Java API will emerge from the mind of a developer.

Read the article and post your opinion:

How responsive are Java vendors to your requirements?
Where should the line be drawn between standardization and competition in the Java market?
What role should the JCP play in the process?

-Glen Kunene