On JAXEnter Dirk Weil published an article about Java EE 6 which was released as final on December 10th.
He (and also I do) hope that the disrepute of J(2)EE will disappear because Java EE 6 is really a lean framework with just everything you need to develop an enterprise application.
In my opinion frameworks like Spring are no longer needed if you can use a Java EE 6 compliant application server like Glassfish 3 or JBoss 6.
And even the backing beans of JSF can be avoided with EJB 3.1 now. Read more about that topic: