I’ve been blogging with MovableType since early 2003, but each release over the years has been more and more frustrating to use. The underlying design choice to invent a proprietary markup language for layout, and store layout in the DB (rather than flat files, where markup belongs!) is really hard to overcome.
The headaches I’ve had with MT caused me to try out some alternative blog packages, and I’ve found WordPress to be very polished both in usability and design. A clean PHP/MySQL implementation with simple (file-based!) theme and extension design makes for a happy blogger.
I’ll be working to transfer this blog to WordPress, stay tuned.