1. mvn archetype:create (with your favorite -DgroupId etc)
2. add some non-local dependency to the pom (I used commons-jexl:2.0.1)
3. mvn idea:idea
The problem is that the Logger is declared as @Requirement but it is evidently not being provided (any path leading to a logging statement yields the NPE)
I regret that I don't know enough plexus-voodoo to even create a TestCase for this.