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I searched long and hard for a Java-based web framework and settled on Tapestry 5. I'd used Tapestry 4 before, but 5 is far, far better. It's amazingly easy to use and requires no icky XML configuration. Integration with Hibernate and my DAOs was very easy. Updates have been very easy as well, having gone from 5.0.x to 5.3.3 with minimal changes.
What I enjoy most is how little code and HTML is needed to make a useful database-driven page. It's embarassing little code, actailly. Documentation, like with most open source projects, could be better, but ti's much better than it was in the earlier days. Community support via the mailing list has always been excellent.