"BPEL is syntactic arsenic"

Interesting quote from a sidebar in this week's issue of InfoWorld. 

BPEL isn't pretty and it's not very easy to write from scratch.  Most people will probably use tools to generate BPEL.

The BPEL Technical Committee (er, I mean I am) working on a non-normative primer to help reduce the arsenic factor.  I'll post a link here when its finished.