Java serves a useful function and doesn't have any major issues that I am aware of, so why are some people so freaked out about Java of late anyway?
Not really freaked out, it was more I was just sicking of seeing the updates all the time, and started wondering about whether I really need it. So far, I have seen zero (not close to zero, but actual zero) programs I use requiring it. This may change in the future of course, and I'll make any decisions at that time. And it's not like this is a hard program to re-install.
If you do know some useful function it serves that I am missing out on though, please fill me in, that is precisely why I started this thread. I didn't start it just to bad-mouth Java or talk everyone else into jumping off the bridge with me, I am genuinely interested in a need it is/was filling.
Thus far, I am happy to see it gone.