See a simple doc/lit wrapper style web service starting from java. 
package pkg;

import javax.jws.WebService;
import javax.jws.WebMethod;

public class AddService {
    public static void main(String ... args) throws Exception {
        Endpoint.publish("http://localhost:8181/add", new AddService());

    public int add(int num1, int num2) {
        return num1+num2;

$ javac pkg/
$ -d gen -keep -cp . pkg.AddService
$ ls gen/pkg/jaxws
Add.class AddResponse.class
Here Add.class and AddResponse.class are request and response wrapper bean classes respectively. 

So far with JAX-WS RI, you need to run wsgen for doc/lit wrapper case or when service throws any checked exceptions. wsgen generates request/response wrapper bean classes and exception bean classes. JAX-WS spec clearly defined rules to create these portable classes, so that the same application works on different JAX-WS implementations. But all the required information to generate these classes can be got from the SEI, so an implementation may generate these classes on the fly. From JAX-WS RI 2.1.4 onwards, you don't have to run wsgen, the runtime takes care of it by generating these classes dynamically. That's right, you don't have to run "wsgen" ! See the sample logging output, when there are no wrapper classes in the classpath:

$ javac pkg/
$java pkg.AddService

INFO: Dynamically creating request wrapper Class pkg.jaxws.Add
Mar 3, 2008 1:58:30 PM createBeanImage
@XmlRootElement(name=add, namespace=http://pkg/)
@XmlType(name=add, namespace=http://pkg/, propOrder={arg0, arg1})
public class pkg.jaxws.Add {

    @XmlRootElement(name=arg0, namespace=)
    public I arg0

    @XmlRootElement(name=arg1, namespace=)
    public I arg1


INFO: Dynamically creating response wrapper bean Class pkg.jaxws.AddResponse
Mar 3, 2008 1:58:30 PM createBeanImage
@XmlRootElement(name=addResponse, namespace=http://pkg/)
@XmlType(name=addResponse, namespace=http://pkg/)
public class pkg.jaxws.AddResponse {

    @XmlRootElement(name=return, namespace=)
    public I _return


I would say starting from java, building services have never been so easy :-) Let me know your feedback, you need to try the 2.1.x nightlies for this feature.