This week's book giveaway is in the Testing forum. We're giving away four copies of The Way of the Web Tester: A Beginner's Guide to Automating Tests and have Jonathan Rasmusson on-line! See this thread for details.
If you're talking about entity beans in EJB 2.x, I guess a lot of people don't like it. Most people prefer to use a lightweight persistence framework, such as Hibernate. But entity bean in EJB 3.0 (JPA) is good.
SCJP 5.0, SCWCD 1.4, SCBCD 1.3, SCDJWS 1.4