So, time and again I've come across the requirement to create a "custom" or "landing" page which pretty much narrows down to this:
The co-existance of manageable text/content along with predefined views and/or blocks
----------- |[managed | | text]| |- - - - -| |[View | | pane]| |- - - - -| |[HTML | | block]| |_________|
Page Manager seems to be the way to go, but apart from using a block to accomodate my Managed Text (in this example), and thus creating a block for "non-blocky" purposes, and using it as an HTML containing entity, I cannot think of a better way.
So, tl;dr version:
Which is the optimal/Drupal way of having predifined and managed content bundled up together in a single page?