The netbeans folks are getting pretty far along in the release cycle for 6.9, and the FX folks got their 1.3 release out. Between the two they've done a a nice bundle that I've been playing around with for a while. There's a whole laundry list of improvements. The biggest thing you'll notice in NetBeans is OSGi support and a bunch of improvements in the "platform" support (using the core of NetBeans as the basis of your own applications). It's getting pretty sweet.
On the FX side, the performance boosts are wonderful; as are all the new UI components and the tooling in NetBeans to support it.