I could see why. Personally, I hate "p" tags. It's a personal preference, though - and I know you *should* use "p" tags - but for soem reason, they bug the crap out of me. I prefer to separate my paragraphs with
tags, and place my other content (like titles, dates, author links, etc.) in whatever way I see fit - like span tags or divs, something like that. Sometimes those "p" tags just get in the way and drive me batty.
But again, that's a personal preference!
But on to the question at hand: I don't know where you go in the files to remove the "p" tags, but you *can* use CSS to work around them. All you have to do is style them in the styles.css file to your liking - so even though it's a PITA (again, personal view!) it *is* something you can work around and get it to do what you want. ;)
Hope that helps a little bit!