I am watching the following tutorial on panels. The author is creating a content type for 'Home page', and later, a node view variant of node templates. He mentions that he is not 100% about this way of proceeding, but he is used to it.
The more I learn about this subject and the more I try to replicate this approach, the less I am convinced by it. Creating a content type for a home page seems like an heresy.
The panels dashboard offers to create panel pages, but also landing pages. It seems to me like a landing page would be enough (after setting it as the default front page), but would a panel page offer more benefit in this case?