It seems to be a step in the right direction. I personnal had some issues with their implementation. However, these could be configured out.
1) (And to me a biggy) All the templates classes for Forms etc. extended a class in the com.sun package. We all know the caution Sun issues about sun classes so, how can you rely on this from release to release?
2) Fuctionality that was in Netbeans 3.5 seemed to be missing, the class templates would not go beyound name. You couldn't give a super class or interfaces from the template wizard. Also, you couldn't add attributes or methods this way either.
3) No templates to add your own tags. No way to edit things and add them either.