I'm getting ready to take the bend out of asp and into an mvc framework, asp.net mvc or nancy. Wherever I go, I see folders for controllers/modules and folders for views. Is this just a pavlovian reflex of tidying things away by type, or is there some deeper wisdom operating? I have a little proof-of-concept project where I store together the files I'm likely to open together, a considerable comfort. Since these files are also likely to call each other, they can do so with shorter, less brittle, relative links. This pattern is challenged by mvc, because the folder path no longer automatically corresponds to the url path, and, in asp.net mvc, the project templates and routing enforce the views\ controllers\ schism.
This microsoft page introduces the concept of areas. It can be read as an admission of how unwieldy large apps become because of this artificial separation.
People will object "separation of concerns", but separation of concerns is already achieved by having separate source files. There's no concrete gain, it seems to me, from taking these source files that are tightly coupled, and sending them to opposite ends of the folder structure?
Is anyone else fighting this? Any tips?