I've received some great comments on my recent entry Simplified BlazeDS and JMS. A few people had some issues, and I wanted to clarify one thing I discovered early on, fixed, forgot, and then was reminded of as others encountered the same problem -- Flex BlazeDS xml parsing does not remove any spaces or linefeeds from the xml between the xml tags and the value. If, for instance, your xml formatter places line feeds between your xml tags and the containing text values, you will encounter problems.
Also I've set up an email at firstname.lastname@example.org for those who wish to email me or want sample code emailed to them. I'll have to look for some hosting space to make it easier down the road.