I am wrestling with this question right now as we enter into the design phase of a $xx,#*$! new site that we are launching.
The original plan was to have Ebay[motors.shop.ebay.com
] or Yipit[yipit.com
] style ajax/jquery functions.
But the last few hours, we've been brainstorming to see if it's at all possible for the whole site to go static. It would give us alot of pages to work with as we will be creating 50+ pages of actual new content on a daily basis. But that is difficult as we need the user to filter on the fly as ebay and yipit does.
What do most of you do these days?
Dual sets of "content"? One for the bots and one for endusers?