Last summer Ryan wrote a very nice
JSF 2.0 Preview Series
but then he got pretty busy;
today he came by my office and said he will start posting again.
As a first installment, check his
Navigation in JSF 2.0;
this means that
is not needed in many cases.
I think bookmarkable pages is next in Ryan's agenda -
that has been a very recent addition to the spec.
is around the corner,
so we should expect more
Java EE 6
the spec is shaping up very nicely...
on a somewhat related note, check out
regarding improving transparency on
the JSF 2.0
in the right direction.