Ahhhh, every other step seemed to have a problem...
I ran "mvc-basic" (built with Maven2 and Eclipse) and got this error at initial load time. I have checked the dependencies in my app and in Tomcat. They are identical versions and are in the expected places. It seems to be complaining about the c.tld couldn't be read.
This is the error when I try to bring up the first page:
1.Unable to read TLD "META-INF/c.tld" from JAR file "file:/ ...
3.org.apache.jasper.JasperException: Failed to load or instantiate TagLibraryValidator class:
What I had to do was to remove the servlet-api-2.5.jar and jsp-api-2.1.jar (any version that you're using) from my deployment directory. Essentially, my path to it was:
c:/<your project>.metadata/.plugins/org.eclipse.wst.server.core/tmp0/wtpwebapps/<app name>/WEB-INF/lib/jstl-1.2.jar and servlet-2.5.jar.