why scene dimension, frame rate in particulare, are located in render panel???
They affect the result you get when you render (size of rendered image or fps of your rendered animation) so a logical place for them to be.
Why do you think they should not be there ?
if i put a sound in my file and i have 24 fps but and finally i want to change in 25 fps i must to re-import the sound and change animation…for this reason i’ve lookd for some settings in scene palette when now there is audio palette with volume ecc ecc…