If you make use of WordPress as a CMS it looks like having to rethink the permalinks every time you upgrade. With WP 2.6 I had to change them once again.
Making some test with WP 2.7 RC1 yesterday I recognized that the last modifications will not work for me again because of not being able to go to the blog and use a pagebar to see elder entries. It only works within categories and archive pages. On blog pages it is showing up an Error 404 if you do not change the permalinks again and again and again, depending on the version you want to use.
Shouldn`t it be possible to include an always working standard permalink structure, e.g. something that shows everybody that he is currently browsing blog pages? Permalinks that separate the blog from the rest?
My greatest wishes for upcoming WordPress versions would be that you never have to touch old permalinks again if you don
t want to - even if youre working with predefined homepage and blog directory. 😉