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I love Scala, but some deem it too "complex". Java's successor needs to be easy enough to understand for the millions of Java programmers that will have to learn it. Enterprises want a language any code monkey can write in...

http://lamp.epfl.ch/~odersky/blogs/isscalacomplex.html

This is where Ceylon / Fantom are interesting: they improve a little on Java, removing the various language warts, while not being too different.

http://www.jroller.com/scolebourne/entry/the_next_big_jvm_la...

That being said, I'd love it if Scala were the next Blub language ;)




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