Also, if J2EE is on the ropes today, who is to say that WS-* won't be in a couple of years? Given its trajectory compared to where J2EE was in the beginning, I think it is quite possible that WS-* will die a much quicker death then J2EE.
To clarify, I thought that Anne's research was very thorough in terms of coverage - it was quite useful. I just was disturbed that given the history on things like J2EE she so easily assumed that WS-* will survive and thrive. Perhaps its her job to be hopeful like that and to try to get momentum going in one direction. My focus is solving integration problems today and in the not so distant future. Perhaps our requirements are different.