But there has to be something fundamentally wrong with any tool that, whenever I use it, seems to have at least a 50% chance of completely fucking up my day.
The people who love Maven love the theory. The people who hate Maven hate the reality.
EDIT: For anyone running across this. Now that I am well over the "learning curve" hump. I <3 maven. Seriously. Yes there are some rough edges-- I really should be able to delete folders simply without having to do ant-runs, etc. But its benefit drastically outweighs its cost in our environment.