I'm fairly new to Java as well, but is the file name called Salutation too? I know that if you have public class Salution in a basic program and the file name you're working with isn't the same as Salutation you'll run into problems, at least with JCreator which is the compiler I use.
You know your game is in trouble when...
1) your publisher's newsletter lists your title as 2 player split screen...and that's news to you
2) your boss hopes an ex-employee stole a copy of the game source...because nobody else still has it
3) you see the phrase "Hello World!" pop up on the lead developer's console
4) asked where the design spec is, the director replies "In my head"
5)your game's AI is offered a better paying job than you.