- The benefits of float-based layouts are overstated.
- The difficulty in using float based layouts are understated.
- One of the benefits of float-based layouts is separation of content from layout. This benefit can be achieved in other ways, for example on the server-side, by using XSLT, sitemesh or portal technologies.
- Amazon and Google use table-based layouts. That has to count for something.
[Update: 5/1/2009] : Today, Amazon and Google's Blogger.com both use CSS based layouts. And so do I.