When I make SOAP GetItem calls I sometimes get an IllegalStateException. What can I do about this?
The short answer is update to the very latest WSDL.
This exception occurs when eBay sends an enumeration value to you that your version of the WSDL does not know about. Though we have a mechanism for preventing this from happening, several times the mechanism failed us.
We are putting verification steps in place to ensure that any changes are correctly handled before we release a new version of the WSDL.