lucy24 - 10:10 pm on Feb 13, 2012 (gmt 0)
I'll be darned. I didn't know you could use <Files... constructions for anything but core Allow / Deny directives. Tried it in The Other Site and did not get the expected 500 error, so I guess you can.
But since you're looking for the exact same thing either way, and you've already got a single conditionless Rule, I can't see how <Files... would speed things up. Besides, it scares the ### out of me ;)