I know I have been living under the technology rock as I didn’t see this one coming at all. I’ve signed up to be a oontributer and contributing right now by posting this.
I like blogging and I prefer Typepad because it works and you don’t have to do anything. Yes, you do get what you pay for. For years I used their original service and moved to Typepad (wasn’t it SixApart), because updating was such a drag. It’s been bought and sold a few times.
I may have a bug report as blogging with the theme didn’t seem to be working, but I’ll give it a try later.
So far, it looks very much like the old Live Writer which was a great app by Microsoft – yes, you can blog online, you can blog using Word, but Live Writer always rocked.
And you can find it at http://openlivewriter.org/ Fairly quick download and fairly quick set up. Works well with Typepad.