I had the wonderful opportunity to present and attend MAX for the first time ever this year, and I can honestly say, it was a fantastic time all around.
MAX is completely unlike any other conference I've ever attended, both in terms of its sheer size, and also in terms of the wide gamut of Adobe community members that are in attendance. I managed to meet a variety of people that I would never have talk to in my regular travels both in term of physical locations and also technological disciplines.
I also had the pleasure of presenting the last session on the last day, so I was very happy when I had a fairly reasonable turn out for my ColdFusion for Java Developers presentation. The presentation took the perspective that the attendees were/are already doing Java development, but want to port those tools and codebases that they are already using to a ColdFusion environment, so they could take advantage of ColdFusion services and language. From there we look at the variety of techniques that you can use to enable ColdFusion->Java communication, as well as Java->ColdFusion. This includes a aan overview of a lot of the JavaLoader 1.0 feature set in the process.
If you are one of these people, and/or you are doing development in both ColdFusion and Java, you can watch the recording of my presentation on Adobe TV . You may want to skip the first 5 minutes, as for some reason the recording has me doing all my set-up before I start speaking.