When it comes to organising a website's layout, I see a lot of resources advising to redirect blog/product category pages to static pages. This static page then becoming the 'parent category' for the subsequent child posts.
What benefit would this achieve, from an SEO perspective? I have thought about this and I do not see any purposeful reason in doing this; other than editorial & creative (adding media etc.).
If the only benefit is editorial and/or creative, then why not create a category template and assign it the relevant functionalities? To me, this makes greater logical sense; especially if you are using a CMS like WordPress.
Update (07/05/2018 at 00:15 BST):
After continued thought, I figured that Product Category pages typically consist of vertical internal links only; linking to the subsequent Child Category/Product page(s).
Could it be that some prefer to override a Product Category page, with a Standard page, so that they are able to 'horizontally' link to Blog Categories/Posts concerning the Product Category products?
I am not currently sure whether this is good practice or not, since you would have to break out from a Silo structure, but it is something I thought, which may lead to some people wanting to perform such an override.