DisplayList vs Interleaved arrays???

Simple question - the answer is probably context based…but which method is fastest
for the display of loaded mesh objects?

im in the process of creating variouse
object importers - 3DS is already working
…with non animated objects…

are lists only faster over networked systems…+ why cant you place interleaved
array objects inside display lists…

okay so thats more than one question…please
help me out here

…email me at matt@mindcage.4saken.co.uk