That's a very bad move. Users understand that website menus work by hovering, and that's what they should do. Not to mention, the top-level item should point to a landing page. This ensures that the top-level items can still function as an unordered list while also acting as a failsafe for users. The landing page can also help with SEO so it's good to have.Purebeads wrote:Drop-down menus that drop down automatically when the cursor passes over them can be very frustrating. A page visitor should not have to worry about where he is moving his cursor. If you are going to keep the drop-down menus, then please make them activated by a click.
I personally don't have any issue with drop-downs (though they should be kept to one submenu level at most) and am not that concerned about the occasions where my cursor hovers over the wrong spot. The whole purpose of a website dictates that users MUST worry about where the cursor is, in order to navigate to the information they require.