I'm rather sanguine about name changes, especially when it removes the dreaded "enterprise" word, but what I really want from Sun is a rational version number. The same thing can be found in releases of Solaris. Why must something be simultaneously known as Java 1.5 and Java 5.
I was an early member of the JavaLobby while I was still in college. At the time I was doing an internship for Kraft Foods in Chicago where I gently prodded the IT group to consider Java as a viable technology. Today I can't imagine having the same conversation. Since then I've worked on projects for the federal government and currently manage several Java-based projects at a University.