I have a project that allows people to add 'skills' and 'resources' to a system. Initially I was using a taxonomy field for the objects themselves because it seemed to make it easy to look up other 'skills' and 'resources' that had already been added to the system.
However, I am beginning to wonder whether this is the best plan. The taxonomy system allows for a 'library' of objects to be created which can be shared but this isn't the right way to use taxonomy which should be for 'meta-information'.
I could have a preexisting taxonomy structure of 'stuff' like ebay's categorie and allow people to add their own stuff to this library. People would add 'skills' and 'resources' as their own content types with additional fields- title, body, image, and then tag them within this taxnonomy structure. However, I was attracted to the idea of keeping it really simple; e.g. a drill is only a drill not a bosch, 12v battery powered handheld drill with hammer setting and masonry bit :)
If I wanted to have a 'drill' categories with a pool of 'drills' with more specific drill information what would be the best way to do that?
Sorry there are a few questions here, but I'm hoping to put together question an exciting distribution from this project, so any thoughts will help and hopefully go to something worthwhile.