Sweet... I have to agree. SEO and site redesign should go hand in hand. If you're redesigning your site it often means you're changing URLs anyway... at a minimum you're usually drastically changing the content on all or most of your pages. And you're going to likely take a temporary hit to rankings and traffic while the search engines absorb your changes. So fix as many SEO issues with your site as possible during this period. That way you only have to take "the hit" once.