I recently discovered how awesome Panels is and I want to use it as a replacement essentially for the default theming mechanism that comes with Drupal (I'm using version 7). In fact, I want to use it just about everywhere. Unfortunately, it looks like the Panels Everywhere module for Drupal 7 is completely dead.
I noticed that any panel that you create is just dropped into the content area. So, with an out-of-the-box Drupal installation that is going to leave all the heading information at the top of the page intact, even if you've defined a header section in your panel.
So, right now I'm thinking that the best way to deal with this is to tell Panels to disable output to regions, and to also override page.tpl.php so that it doesn't include any extraneous junk with the exception of wrapper HTML and the content region.
Does this approach make sense or is there a better way to go about accomplishing this?