Hello Kalvin MacLeod,
Our idea of having these items in the database, is to have workflow, versioning, multilingual content and multiple data providers for them. This is what you are going to lose if you work with file system files. Some of the functionality now is not working as expected. We expect to fix this module for Sitefinity 4.0.
There is nothing wrong to work the file system though.
the Telerik team
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