The silence is deafening on my post to the Hibernate Forum. I went and answered a bunch of newbie questions over there, in the hopes of boosting my "Forum Karma", but to no avail. I know for sure it's bad FK there to "bump it up" by replying to one's own post with desperate pleas, so... hopefully it's not bad FK here to post a reference to my post on the Hib forum!
Somebody, please... anybody...! :-)
I've Googled The Moose many a time before... glad to finally come aboard :-)