Interesting article and discussion going on at the JDJ on J2EE
"The universal complaint is, why it is so difficult to accomplish even the most modest business tasks with Java? Java is getting more and more difficult to defend."
"J2EE is a great solution for a problem no one actually has."
"I hope SUN comes to it senses and kills J2EE or simplifies it. The thing was supposed to make things easy for developers. It has become a monster."