Philosophy Regarding Epiphone Casino

Is there some simple philosophy regarding the posting of a blind upon entering a game? Should you post immediately, wait for the button to reach a certain position in relation to your seat, or what. I feel that there is probably a pretty simple explanation for this, but I cant see it. Some people post immediately and others choose to wait out. Sometimes Im told that I will be unable to play until after the button. Whats this ruling?

Answer 1:
The logic behind waiting is fairly straightforward. If you post immediately, you wind up paying $25 in blinds for 10 hands of poker (2.50/hand.) If you wait for your big blind, you only pay $15 in blinds for 10 hands of poker (1.50/hand.) If you wait for the button to pass, you pay $10 for 8 hands of poker (1.25/hand.). In a game of inches, this can add up. The reason you can post after the button is because you sat down in a seat that would be either the small blind or the button if you posted. A new player can not come in on either of those positions.
Answer 2:
Posting the blind after the button gives you the second best position in the game, the button has the best position. A lot of people will wait 3 or 4 hands and come in on the big blind, dont they realize that they may win some of those hands? I always post, Im not there to watch. Also, so many people leave a game, miss their blind then come back and wait 4 or 5 hands until they are the big blind again. In a 3-6 or 5-10 game, they refuse to pay $1 or $2 for the little blind. They may save $2 but miss 5 hands, 1 or 2 which they may win.

Answer 3:

In a game with the small blind 1/2 the big blind (4-8/10-20) its better to post after the button. In a 4-8 game, you spend $4 for eight hands (50c/hand), rather than $6 for ten hands (60c/hand). In a 3-6 game, its better to pay the big blind. You spend $4 for ten hands as opposed to $3 for eight, and of course, position means a lot less in 3-6. Its hard to use your position anyway when you post, because few players will check and fold to a blind hand, in most cases.