Thanks for your cooments folks.
Yup, that's why I made the comment about being a one-site guy can have disadvantages, a lack of personal perspective. Of course that's also why I started the thread.
The high traffic internal hub page is an interesting idea. It happens to fit well with my site because I have several mid-level pages that feed traffic to various sections. Of course "high traffic" is relevant.
Discounted by who? The search engines?
In my case I'd estimate that 80 - 90%+ of the traffic to my links pages comes from my other pages. I have no idea if that's normal or not.
I do promote my links pages some on the rest of the site though with obvious links in the content areas, plus a link in the general nav bar.
I use anchor text to identify the destination page of course, but also to more or less filter the traffic.
There are very few content pages on my site that have outbound links, other than Adsense.
I'm thinking of modifying that policy, and am trying to sort through what would add the most value for my visitors, and for the sites I link to.
The type of internal hub page that Sierra_Dad mentioned is where I'm most likely to put additional outbounds, at least as I see things now.