Well, I came here in search of an answer to my problem of not being able to assign pages to a "category". I'm using Journalized Winter and after saving index.php as page.php, I finally gave up. I made a blank "parent page" as suggested and made my pages the child. However, it still would not put the pages created my under the category headings I had set up.
When I am speaking of a "Category", I am actually referring to the "Get Links" function of being able to input a link location and have it automatically appear under a heading you have assigned (in my case on the right sidebar). I want to be able to have my pages listed under specific headings.
My solution was to use the styles.css file in an html file I created and just make them independent pages that I linked in using my link categories. A lot more work, but the css allows it to have the same look and feel.
Hopefully the makers of the 1.6 will be listening....I love the idea of a "live" site (i.e, the blog postings) but there needs to be a middle ground of being able to present "pages" that are dateless and don't change. If WP is to be a true CMS, this must be more flexible.