This is another post I've neglected because I haven't had time to flush out my ideas a bit more.
It was actually Seth who re-focused my attention on this issue. See his comments on this page:http://www.goondocks.com/blog/07-11-19/sitefinity_page_title_control.aspx
Forgive me Seth if you didn't want me to use your words, but I thought you put this issue nicely. Quoted:It appears that it is a limitation of Sitefinity that you can't add custom metadata fields (which is an issue for government sites in Australia) to the page - such as department. So I had to make this work around.
This is a good example of what I was trying to say about extending pages with META fields (or metadata).
I personally have a scenario where I would like to be able to associate thumbnail images with some pages. I would like to have a custom field called "Thumbnail URL" (or something like that) available for each page. When I render site navigation to these pages, if a thumbnail is available I can display it next to the link. (Maybe a bit dumb I know, I have a reason for it though.)
I would further like to associate a WebEditor with my custom "Thumbnail URL" meta field. This would provide a user friendly interface for uploading the thumbnail.
In Seth's example, the WebEditor could be a drop-down of approved "Departments".
Those are 2 good examples, but the uses for this are unlimited. If I can associate custom meta data with my pages and query, display, and edit these fields in robust ways, there is a lot of really neat stuff I can do.
Does this explain the request any better? Sorry I took so long to reply. If you have questions, please ask me. I'm also open to alternative methods!