I tried to get Spring running for the past two days. A simple Hello Word project. That was all I wonted. I tried bunch of tutorials without any success. The community in this forum is apparently not very active. I wrote two threads regarding simple stuffs but nobody has answered.
So I said to myself "common dude ... web app developing couldn't be so hard, just try another framework"
Tried Apache Wicket. The first tutorial that I found worked as a charm. Got it running in 7min.
My advice to Spring would be - create clean good tutorial that covers the installation of your framework. Create tutorial in which one creates simple Web App with the most common features.
For me is now:
Bye Spring, hello Wicket!