Yes, there are many categories that are over verbose when it comes to logging.
We log at DEBUG by default because it is just too painful to get users
to turn it on.
But then DEBUG should only be lifecycle calls (i.e. deployment time logging
and low volume logging such as thread or database connection creation)
not high volume runtime logging which should be TRACE
Anyway, for production usage its not rocket science to change
<root> <priority value ="INFO" />