Thanks for a nice insightful reply... TG, I'm planning a serious informative site using WP... I have around 40 main categories, each having around 20 sub categories, moreover, each of those sub categories contain around 10 sub sub categories... and then some of these sub sub categories also have their own sub categories! TG, in contrast to this specific scenario, I'm too concerned about the usability factor... and so I always want to show only the top 40 categories all the time....and if user chooses any particular subcateogry, the sub-category list below that category should open up.. We can show a pointer image with all those cateogies that have subcategories below them.. so that user can click those categories to open their sub categories... not always forced to show up ALL thousands of categories/subcategories/sub-sub-categories all the time! What you say?
I think this can be done... I've been trying hacking wp for this all the time... but I really don't know php much... and so I seek help from the community over here! I hope I get help.. I think this should be an issue for 100s of others out there...
TG, let me tell you that if we show cats the way I'm talking, we actually end up creating a perfect SEO optimized internal link structure for our blog web site... and Google will be the first one to appreciate it.... cuz only relevant related categories are shown while checking out a particular category.... all deepest categories link to top categories where as topmost categories do not link back to deepest ones... each category will link to all cats below them + all top cats.... I hope you got it... I think we should heat up on this issue and someone among us should come up with a perfect hack for this! What you say?
I'll be waiting to hear... I'm a SEO at the core... have played a lot with googlebot since ages... even before pagerank was born... I know what these bots want... I think I should have chosen the title for this post as "WORDPRESS SEO " !
Waiting to be heart!