Man! This is a lot of flaming for a nice opinion.
Yes agreed, running down Java - the king of the pack is ridiculous, but a lot of valid points were made. Microsoft DOES win because of better integration and a more complete whole product. Java, while technologically similar and years ahead does not have a champion in Sun to make the whole product.
I only hope we take the constructive criticism and work towards filling in these holes in the technologically superior but badly integrated Java-J2EE-Open Source world. I REALLY DID START USING LINUX ONLY AFTER I HAD A FORTE DISTRO. Maybe I am not savvy enough or is it just that I dont have enough time to learn the emacs key codes?