Spring 2.5.3 was released this morning and contains a new feature I really like. When I first started working with Spring MVC's annotations (way back in November of last year), I found it awkward that I had to hard-code the URLs for my controllers into @RequestMappings on methods. Previous to annotations, I was using Spring's ControllerClassNameHandlerMapping which allows for more conventions-based URL-mappings.
With 2.5.3, @Controller and ControllerClassNameHandlerMapping have been synced up so you don't have to specify URLs in your annotations anymore. Thanks guys!