Maven Monitor was a Maven 2 artifact 
> It was dropped in Maven 3 "as an artifact": code was moved to maven-core
> during the Great Refactoring (TM) 
Thanks - it's a total red herring to chase that component then.
> Then you'll see that EventMonitor has been deprecated, in favor of
> EventSpy in
> Maven 3.0.2 I think: we should probably improve the javadoc...
Thanks that's exactly what I wanted -
https://github.com/sandipchitale/maven-profiler being what I'll clone and
play with to bring myself up to speed.