I've finally done some serious coding today. Finished a module of the project [the RSS parser], the most difficult part. The rest of the modules are not that tough, but they are going to be time consuming.
I don't dislike Java anymore. I appreciate that it is a good enough tool to develop software. It's important that I know how to use it, especially in team-oriented projects. But it's still not fun. I'd use Python for my personal projects [if I have any].
The main reason I don't hate Java anymore is because of Eclipse. It's an open source development platform [read IDE] for Java, and everybody who's coding in Java should use it. It takes care of the more mundane tasks which I hate.