I hope Java 8 is better than Java 6 and Java 7.
I haven't used Java 7 yet, since Java 6 is used for Android development.
But Java 6 sucked.
Luckily, Java 7 has gotten better with improved type interference and strings in switches.
I hope Java 8 gets even better, I think it will support better exception handling with multi-catch statements.
I really hope Java 8 improves a lot, because C# / .NET is superior to Java 6.