Hello. My name is Kevin Cobb, and I have blockphobia. I know, I know. Some people swear by the Drupal block system. Especially now that the BEAN module has made such an impact (its the new block system in Drupal 8). I will have to give it a try once D8 is stable, but for right now I have a system that works with 0 blocks. In fact, I turn off the block module in most of my projects.