Well, everyone copies from everyone so I would actually be a bit disappointed if Apache projects wouldn't at least look at what the .NET world has to offer.
Having said that, here's a quote from the Struts 2.0 roadmap:
Struts 2.x (aka Struts "Next Generation") will include broader enhancements. We anticipate that the implementation will utilize the Servlet 2.4 / JSP 2.0 platform, and perhaps Java 1.5, but may optionally support earlier platforms.
We anticipate that Struts 2.x will rely on JSTL and the JavaServer Faces API as supporting technologies. However, the focus of the Struts framework will remain on the Controller aspect of a Model 2/MVC architecture. The core framework will continue to be both Model and View independent.
Comprehensive unit test coverage for all core features Enhanced support for using Struts in large team environments. Transparent support for a portlet environment (JSR 168), with minimal-to-no changes in your business logic and pages. Direct support for JSTL/JSF taglibs and the JSF API Enhanced support for other presentation layers, such as XLST Enhanced support for scriptable Actions, using technologies like BSF or Jelly Refactoring for new technologies available on the Servlet 2.4/ JSP 2.0 platform
So, we are going to get more powerful version of Struts, thanx Apache...