I could also volunteer to work on removing AOP
dependencies that currently exist for some components.
With your AOP background, I think you would be a perfect fit to do this.
I don't think we actually use any direct AOP proxying.
We mostly "abuse" AOP for lifecycle callbacks.
e.g. @JMX or @JNDI usage
Dunno how much of this is really AOP code beyond the pointcut matching.
We talked about changing this (at AS6 meeting) to plain OO,
but I guess this could all be optimized with more optimized pointcut
matching -- afaik, Flavia already did this (for her MSc), it just never
saw the light of day properly.