You sure know how to make a big deal out of anything.
Personnaly I don't user coding folder because they are no use to me, but when working in a team each member must make small consecession on coding style in order to work. I work once with a team that as for stantard to use code folder to group class members by type. Their claims was that it help organize the code base. I have enought dicipline to organize my code with out it, but I understand that other on the team might need a little push. So in modify the item and project template under the IDE folder the that the #region where added automaticaly whenever I create a file. I totally agree with the fact that we should ask for better tools, but I think that we must first learn how to make the most of what we have until they comply. For those of you who don't already know it already VS have 3 navigations tools that allow you to group by member type, member access and alphabetical. The object viewer, the class diagram and the class view. My favorite is the class view because you can easily dock it on the right with the solution explorer, that way I can see the code can use the class view to navigate. Their was an argument about sweep code under the rug. That might be true, but if experiences thought me anything is that even if the bad code is visible for everyone to see it doesn't make much a difference. Let face it when you are in some else code you are must likely to doing some maintenance work and all you want is get in, do your thing and get the hell out. Their is always the code review / refactoring and if you lucky the managements actually give time for that but with time to market kind of pressures that is unlikely.
Anyway it have been fun to read you Jeff.