The If's and When's of Java 6 for Mac OS X 10.5
Okay: I don't know either ('if' or 'when', that is), and I'm pissed it wasn't with 10.5. I just wanted to get that out of the way first.
However I just read a timeline of Java releases correlated with OS X releases. Seems like there really is a pattern of Java updates shipping slightly after an OS X major release update. Maybe, as Eric Burke points out, we really should calm down a bit and have some patience and expect an update soon. I do hope that's the case.