Congratulations to the winners (Dang! I was hoping I'd be a winner!) and thanks for the discussions this week.
Maneesh: We may check in occasionally, but we don't get usually get a lot of time to peruse and respond on forums. Instead, you might want to tune in our our Java blogs (mine is in my .sig below, Romain's is http://www.curious-creature.org); we discuss a lot of core Swing, Java, graphics, Java 2D, performance, animation, and other relevant (and irrelevant) topics there. There are a lot of other good Java blogs to tune into as well. Check out http://java.net for links to interesting Java articles, blogs, and projects, and http://javadesktop.org for links to Desktop Java-specific links. And be sure to check out the book site as well (http://filthyrichclients.org), where we host all of the demos from the book (82 at last count), the 2 animation utility libraries, and related information.
Good luck with your Desktop Java coding efforts. May your code be clean and your apps be filthy.