Amazon now has the release date of June 2008 for Effective Java 2nd edition. I'm still betting this will be released at JavaOne 2008 (if ever). Anyhow, I've canceled my order. I'll reorder at a more appropriate date. I sent a query to the publisher, but I received no response. I think perhaps they could use a customer service lesson. Here's a hint, always respond to the customer even if you don't have any news for them. Enough venting.