I am using the bleeding edge edition at present dated 28/01/04 and it is good to see that the the comments template has now been cleaned up a little. ie removing 'comments_popup_link'
But I wondered if there was a way to go a little further when comments are switched off. At present you still get a lot of information relating to the comments. It would be nice to see this whrn the comments are switched off on an archive page: http://www.stopdesign.com/log/2004/01/29/ripple.html
Sorry to use stopdesign as an example, it's just that I read it a lot :)