I'm not sure why we are getting way off topic about this. The facts are that Apple is no longer going to port the Java VM to the Mac. Jobs doesn't feel like this responsibility should be Apple's anymore citing that Sun/Oracle produces the JVM for Windows, Linux, and Solaris. Sun/Oracles position has been that it should be up to the platform owner to port the JVM. Sun/Oracle owns Solaris, that explains why they do that one. The Linux market was very fragmented in the old days and if Sun didn't do the port it wouldn't have gotten done. Let's see, HP does the port to HP/UX and IBM does the port to AIX. Oh, and Microsoft did the original port or the JVM to Windows (and yes, Sun sued MS and won because their JVM wasn't compliant per their contract and took over control of the JVM ports so Microsoft wouldn't mess it up anymore).
I know that when most people think of Java, they will bring up "slow, ugly GUIs." For me as a web developer, I think of Java as a very robust server side language. I've been using my Mac for 10+ years to develop Java backends and having a usable Java implementation is crucial for my work. In fact, there have been many people in my office over the past couple of years that have converted over to Macs because of the ability to do Java programming.
The worry here is that nobody steps up to fill a void that Apple has created by stopping the port of the JVM. If this is the case, Java developers will be forced to stop using the Mac for developing applications. Since I have a Mac, it is easy for me to tinker with writing native software for the Mac and even the iPhone. If I am forced to leave the platform, then I would stop the tinkering (as I guess would happen with many other Java developers). And that is my concern, the loss of developers because of this decision.