Jeremy Rayner has a nice summary of all the positive and negative feedback dished out to Groovy at JavaOne the overwhelming majority of which is positive. It is entertaining to see that the most vocal and negative comments come from none other than a JRuby committer Ola Bini.
I can imagine the picture now of Ola sitting in a Groovy session with his fingers in his ears and eyes shut going "nah nah nah I'm not listening!!". Unfortunately Ola, as demonstrated by the vast array of positive feedback and the book sales, really there is only one winner this year: Groovy
Nevermind, there is always next year ;-)