willybfriendly - 5:34 am on Feb 24, 2010 (gmt 0)
I honestly see no benefit to the user of being sent to a directory from a results page.
Directories can have value - particularly regional directories of local B&M businesses. Think of it as cooperative SEO. None of the little guys has enough oomph to rank on their own, but together - in a directory - they can do OK.
Don't tell me about local search. Still a very imperfect beast...