Here's an interesting debate about Java's look and feel issues:
Yes, alright, it's a shameless plug, but still, I'd like to know what my fellow Archers think about this.
ocean isnt that bad but qt looks better..
but the most important thing for me atleast is that its not slow anymore... swing on java 1.5 is fast. If the gui is slow, then you are either running an old jvm, or the stupid gui programmer put lots of heavy code in the event dispatcher thread..
nice tip on the swing.aatext property... have to try that...