Hey, remember when Spring was lauded as being the light/agile/simple/pick-your-buzzword alternative to vanilla J2EE/JEE technology? Oh, right, that was just yesterday. My RSS blog feeds did a lot of pointing at Guice, which apparently (I haven't used Guice) does simple Spring tasks better than Spring, although the linked comparison says the two are interoperable. So you can possess your frosted baked good and consume it concurrently.
Bonus link: I can't resist sharing this, because no one should miss out on learning the SOA facts.