This week's book giveaway is in the Cloud/Virtualization forum. We're giving away four copies of Mastering Corda: Blockchain for Java Developers and have Jamiel Sheikh on-line! See this thread for details.
Apache Tiles (which I have never been able to love) are not needed with JSF. As of JSF2, the Facelets subsystem is an integral part of JSF, and it does tiling and templating in a much more civilized way. Facelets is not integrated into JSF version 1, but was an easy add-on.
Some people, when well-known sources tell them that fire will burn them, don't put their hands in the fire.
Some people, being skeptical, will put their hands in the fire, get burned, and learn not to put their hands in the fire.
And some people, believing that they know better than well-known sources, will claim it's a lie, put their hands in the fire, and continue to scream it's a lie even as their hands burn down to charred stumps.