Well, Hani has finally Biled the Bearded One. But what a cheap and meaningless shot ... he's upset about a switch from commons-logging to SLF4J? What is it with Hani and commons-logging? Did commons-logging steal his prom date? Did it kick sand in his face at the beach? Maybe it touched him inappropriately as a child. In any case, he's strangely obsessive about anything that touches on the subject.
On a serious note ... people have come out of the woodwork to defend the use of JDK logging, especially inside Websphere (God help them), which does justify a pluggable approach. Again, Log4J does not quite fit all, and because it is based on classes, not interfaces, it gets in the way of mock testing.