adamb: You’re right with four finding that pages are nothing but entries on their own (pseudo-static) page. Which is very useful for “About me” and comparable stuff – that was one of the most requested features for the further development of WP.
the “pages” are one of the best features!!! finally i could get rid of the static pages that i had to build in an external html editor or something alike. now i can build all those pages in the wordpress admin. best thing – all those pages fit perfectly into the overall layout of your wp-style.
i love it!