in the end i’m disappointed with 2010. there’s so much that’s cool about it but what i need to do is create a series of pages oriented around particular topics, then post to those particular pages. can’t be done. can’t import a plugin to do it. so, i have to go to dreamhost.
Since 2010 supports the new custom menu feature, you can then create a custom top nav menu and include those categories in the new custom menu. Then when someone clicks on one of those category names, they will get a listing of the posts in that category.