I feel like a free man: I've uninstalled Java from my machines. I'm not using Eclipse anymore for editing Python, and I sure as hell don't want Java applets running in a web browser.
Most of all, I got really tired of Java continually bugging me for updates. Why is it that anyone who installs software on my machine feels the need to install their own update manager? Adobe, Real, Sun, Flash. Microsoft is the only justifiable one, IMO. Worst of all is InstallShield, which is a Macrovision trojan horse that's difficult to get rid of after you install any recent InstallShield software.
Good riddance! It will be interesting if and when I'll install Java again.