this is probably a question for the magento forums directly, but as they are such a spam-fest.. I'll try here :)
I want to put at the top of each product category a large splash image and description etc (which I've done) and it all looks and works fine.
However, the ultimo theme which I'm using looks to encourage the use of blocks for content > and enabling those as needed in each category.
Personally, its much quicker and easier for me to just edit the categories as I go. My question is though.. which is really the best practice, and why? The one thing that comes to mind is, if I kill a category by mistake - the landing page would still exist in a block > so maybe safer? Any other reasons?