Congratulations on getting a product out in only 18 months that includes so many security holes that people were finding 13 per day. While not a good accomplishment, it's still quite a lot of work to create quite the impression. Unfortunately, it's not a good impression. It gets worse when you watch your programs break with security updates. Java was at least becoming more secure under Sun.
Java 8 may be the most vibrant and advanced release ever, but the language is still horribly limited and any benchmarks I've been able to put it under run slowly while being a memory hog. The number of top severity CVE's (Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures) still showing up in Java 8 also is staggering.