JW: Struts Best Practices
JavaWorld has an Struts Best Practices article which I'd just like to note here, so I can get back to it when I have a moment.
I still struggle with Struts on occassion, and there are certain tasks I avoid, because I don't know how to do it in Struts. I have occassional break-throughs, though, like when I figured out that I should just implement my own CoR framework instead of trying to cram it into a chain of Struts actions. I look forward to a re-release of Struts 1.2.x, so maybe I can try Struts-Chain instead and maybe absorb more of the framework's concepts. I still have yet to even play with the validator.