I'm working on a site where the client's administrators are very tired of having to work with lists when they need to configure a custom feature we implemented for them.
Instead of them having to go in to a list to edit an item I thought of creating a custom application page which has a form with some fields. Additionally I would love to get rid of the lists as I think it is bad design to have a list for only 1 item.
Is it possible to create an application page like the OOTB SharePoint system pages and not have to save the values in lists? Can I save them in a hashtable or directly in the content db, or any other place for that matter?