Hehehe, I don't. As I mentioned above, I don't use the Base Element with the exception of framesets.
I don't know but it still confuses me whenever the topic comes up. :)
Please do. I'd like to see an explanation in Layman's Terms.
Absolutely. Whenever something confuses me this much, I just avoid it. Also, based on the cons of using the Base Element, I see no reason to utilize it outside of production environments.
I just did a search on WebmasterWorld and sure enough, I was able to turn up a topic from 2002 where we discussed the Base Element.
Path Information - The Base Element
And another from 2006...
Relative or Absolute - Argument has Escalated
And, believe it or not, I still don't have a Layman's Terms answer so I don't use it. ;)
And neither does internetheaven...