INRE WebWare enthusiasm....
For what it's worth, I picked up on WebWare for a project I'm working on, and I hope WebWare stays around for a while. I was impressed by installing it, getting it to work, and bootstrapping my own project with it in just a few days, having only a few minutes each day to tinker.
I plan on expanding the project to use Cheetah, once I get things sorted out.
I've continued to research other options since finding WebWare, but none of the other frameworks or application servers have made me reconsider.