You know how when you are working on something trying to learn it and months have passed and you are just about to say @%$^# it! Well, that is how I have been feeling for a while. But due to some STRUTS like features I needed to implement in my web app I am working on, I decided to revisit it. IT FINALLY CLICKED!! With the help of Sue's book The STRUTS Framework and Ted's book STRUTS in Action, not to mention all the Javaranch members, I finally get it. All I can say is, it's about damn time. I will say thought that going back to J2EE basics and really getting a feel for JSP/Servlet in the simplest sense really helped too. It not only gave me a better understanding of what STRUTS is doing, but gave me a huge appreciation for what STRUTS does for you.