853368 wrote:WRONG. Hibernate (and JTA) HELPS you to do it, but you are still the captain on the ship and should rightfully want to keep it that way too. If you don't want to at least think about it then you are going to fall flat on your face eventually and usually in a production environment with people yelling at you that there is a deadline. Personal experience speaking here :(
Transactions? Hibernate handles all of that for me.