Why not giving the possibility to sort post (using a drag and drop interface) by weight? Maybe "imitating" drupal weight module? http://drupal.org/project/weight
Having used the Drupal feature, I have a hard time seeing how this would really work. Posts are inherently supposed to be date-ordered as they're time-sensitive content. Pages and other custom post types support the "menu order field" which can essentially do what you're asking, and posts even support "stickiness" which covers most situations where you need to change the order.
Maybe I'm just not understanding the scenario you have in mind right, but this just seems to muddle the purpose of posts.
Yes, many people use wordpress as much more than a simple date based blog.
Think outside the box... and I have a client right now wanting to weight posts such as Drupal.
Menu order-field is not enough. The problem infact rest the post-date idea. When creating a post-type I should be able to decide if this have a date or other kind of sorting.
By default, the order of things is the order of things. If you make your CPT with custom fields for weight, then you can design your archive page for that CPT to use that weight.
I have found many situations where I wished I could weight my posts as I have in Drupal or change the general sort order. One instance was when a client wanted their info sorted alphabetically. Right now I am struggling with my portfolio because I want to reorder the posts without having to delete and recreate because I want certain projects to have more importance. Very frustrating not to have that control.
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