Hello All --- I've read and reread. Searched the net. Listened to podcasts. Read books. My question: What are the limitations of regions/blocks for those people who are not programmers but have great css, xthml, design skills. I'm trying to determine when to use panels and when not to. So far, I've been doing fine with a custom theme I made, section pages made with cck/views and css, -- but as I keep forging ahead, I'm wondering if I should stop now and use panels. In particular, I keep learning from Drupal.org how to do more than I ever imagined...and new ideas are floating in my mind. So, back to the main question: What's the drawback of what I'm doing...blocks/regions?
I also want to know if it's generally messy to switch to panels down the road, once the site is built with regions/blocks?