Binding directly the form to your model helps a lot to get rid of boiler plate code, but that means that your model must have a getter/setter for each property otherwise it wouldn't be possible. Another choice would be to create another layer (DTO) only to carry the data to/from the form and then you can have a rich domain model not necessarily with getter/setter for each attribute but that means duplication of fields and validation code.
For instance, right now I'm doing a web mail application. We know that we already have the Java Mail API, a good rich domain model. However, the way it is designed makes it impossible to bind my web form to that model. I am forced to create a DTO to capture the data and then pass it to the Java Mail API. Just like this example if my domain model would be like this one, the same would happen.
From Spring MVC documentation:
Instead, it is often preferable to bind directly to your business objects.
Reusable business code, no need for duplication. Use existing business objects as command or form objects instead of mirroring them to extend a particular framework base class.