I've been thinking about whether it might be easier to use a separate cron file for some of my extension-specific crons and access it over the web, so that I could control the cron schedule on my end without the customer having to worry about configuring it.
I know that running crons over HTTP is generally a bad idea, but I'm just trying to think through the pros and cons.
The main con to having Magento handle this is that many people seem to be running a 5 minute cron, even post-email-queueing, which I don't quite understand. But it is what it is. So now, all of a sudden, in order to enable a feature (order confirmation emails), they're having to go in and update their cron schedule. From a usability point of view, that's quite a bit deeper under the hood than I ever want a customer to have to go in order to enable a feature. If everyone was already running a 1 minute cron, this would make things a lot more seamless, but that just doesn't seem to be the case currently.
Also, I'm concerned that in some