I just worked on some site of Will, and I wanted to have more then 15 recent posts showed in sidebar.
Here is how to do it in Wordpress 2.8.
Change number of recent posts in Wordpress to more then 15 | Sulumits Retsambew
My idea is that it is better to have link to list of latest 30 posts then 30 tags on frontpage.
We still need to see how will this perform.
Any thoughts appreciated.