First off, I'm sorry if this has been asked and answered but I ran a few searches and didn't really find what I was looking for so here I go.
Here's my issue:
Let's say that I started out my blog with a fresh install of WP and the first thing I did was make my Pages (about me, resume, et cetera). Now let us say that I have a few of them (I don't, but bear with me).
Once I get my template and the Pages dealt with I go and make my first post only to find that the number on the post is "/wp/?p=7".
If after my first post I find I left a Page out, the Page link would be "/wp/?page_id=8" with the following posts picking up the numbering from then on out.
If the point of Pages is that they're out of the loop and all that jazz then why are they stored in the same table as the posts and subject to the same numbering system? Why aren't Pages numbered chronologically on their own and posts the same on their own?
I don't see much of a point of making a "Static" (really, dynamic but hopefully you get what I'm saying) page only to have it still be part and parcel with the "dynamic" parts. I find the idea to be cool and an easy way to highlight certain things without posting (per se) about said thing.
The only benefit of this idea that I can see, so far, is that it makes things a tad bit easier. But only if you want to use the WP admin panel to write your Pages. What I'm doing right now (as I don't want to break up my post numbering) is simply creating truly "Static" pages with the same layout as my site and hard-code linking them into my sidebar.
Now my question:
Is there any plan to change the way the Pages are numbered in future releases or is it an "as is" feature for the forseable future?
[Please excuse my spelling, grammar (or lack thereof) and length as I'm wordy.]