It's really a sad news My favorite features of JDK 7 are invokedynamic and Jigsaw. I hope that Oracle can concentrate more on the JVM rather than the Java language itself so that other JVM-based languages can benefit from it.
SCJP 5.0, SCWCD 1.4, SCBCD 1.3, SCDJWS 1.4
There's still a bit of horse-trading going, and with things like the Apple announcement (gifting a majority of their implementation to openJDK) means re-allocation of resources. ARM for JDBC recently made it in for example :-)