So... WHY were Link Categories blended into regular post Categories, in WP 2.1 or 2.2? What's the advantage?
This seems like it gives the user Less flexibility instead of more, and also it doesn't make sense logically because links and posts just aren't the same, at all. There is no crossover for me. The links are just 1-line pointers to other people's websites. They're a minor, low-down element of my sidebar. The posts are my own core content. The list-categories tag is my core navigation menu. Suddenly in WP 2.2, my core navigation menu started showing all my Link category names, which was terrible.
Consequently, I figured out that WP 2.2 broke all the wp_list_cats in thousands of WordPress themes, namely all the default/Kubrick themes that we've been using for Years. You made it the Default for Years -- and now you're deprecating it?? Now I have to muck around in the template code of all my blogs, to fix this. Yuck. Very difficult for a guy who just wants to keep using my old default theme on several blogs, and upgrade without borking my theme. The reason I can't simply upgrade to new-Kubrick (assuming they fixed the default) is obvious: I've added so many plugins, graphics, and hacks to my theme over the years, it would be very difficult to replicate and would take hours of work.
What's the logic?