Lou on the breadth vs. depth issue

Lou Rosenfeld chimes in on his theory about breadth versus depth in navigation schemas. I like his tone.

    I'm going to veer off into one of my favorite conspiracy theories.* It goes like this: users prefer shallower, broader hierarchies. This is not because they're unwilling to click through multiple layers of hierarchy. Nope. Users prefer shallow and broad because most information architectures suck. This is the user's way of saying "Hey, based upon experience, I don't trust you to do a good job of organizing your site. So just put all your links on the main page, and me and my trusty Ctrl-F key will sort it out. OK?"