cnvi - 1:57 am on Aug 7, 2010 (gmt 0)
I am less than impressed with the monotony of all the directories categories. Seems like someone came up with a list in 1998 and it's been mindlessly copied ever since..
Which is why you should not use category prelists and instead create categories that will naturally attract low hanging fruit.
For example.. you are a painter looking for relevant links in your area. You would want to link with companies in your area that target the same market as you do such as interior designers, home inspectors, handymen, etc. I doubt you will find "Handyman Resources" in a pre-created list of top level categories. Some softwares out there force you into a predetermined list of categories. Editor based software lets you create the category from scratch.
I agree there are junk directories out there that have borish categorization. The operators of those directories are obviously not reading the wisdom here at WebmasterWorld!