It's time to create a parallel version of commons.collections to support
parametized classes of each container class and abstract class. It's not that
hard. There is a 23 PDF document on Sun Java website describing in detail how
it should be done and what to watch out for.
I already converted a few classes from commons.collection privately for my own
needs. Once you get the hang of it, it's a rather quick process.
I am even willing to volunteer my time to do some more but I need the
collaboration of some of the original programmers to watch over things.