Gene or Chris,
I just wrote a very comprehensive post on menus that I hope will answer many of the questions that keep coming up here on the subject. However when I post, the forums kick back an error saying that the Post cannot be found. if that is in a "queue" somewhere please don't post it as i have made a few edits since. is there a length limit?
hopefully you can figure out how i can post this so the last few hours haven't been a waste and maybe it can help someone.