I just read an overview of the Java EE 6 release. It looks like Java EE is becoming simpler, smaller, and less configuration hungry. Glad to that.
Few things that sound exciting to me: WebBeans, Profiles, JPA 2, JSF 2.
It’s probably a year or so away. I wish the process moved a bit faster.
Java EE 6 Overview
On a related note, this article puts this direction into perspective, Towards Java EE Nirvana