I'm also discovering that BeanNode (properties support) + FilterNode (finetuning of BeanNode display) is a far more powerful combination than AbstractNode. And all along I've been using AbstractNode, until now. Plus, the SaveCookie has been integrated successfully. Now I simply need to hook in the standard iBatis code for saving objects to a database and then the "U" in "CRUD" is taken care of.
And here's a pic taken today of the group at the Institute of Marine Research in Bergen Norway on the course that Toni and I are delivering here (we're also in the pic somewhere). Behind the group, you see the amazing view over the Bergen harbor, as well as the mountains right behind it, that's visible from the top of the building and where the pic was taken (and where they have lunch, how cool is that):