- No google-ads allowed. Darn. I had just about started to see a reasonable return on my old blog
- The import tool imported the articles alright but did not import images - they kept the blogger URLs. Once I removed my blogger blog, several of the images disappeared. My guess is others will disappear over time
- No detailed stats. Wordpress.com's own stats is very limited. Statcounter was far superior, but since I can't plug in JS code, statcounter works with wordpress, but cannot show referrer stats
- No linkage to analytics.
- No customizations to CSS unless I buy it.
- Article URLs were not rewritten - so if you go to my yearly roundups (which I forgot to do for 2007), they will all point to my blogspot.com URLs which don't exist.
Like I said, a badly researched option for me. Guess I deserve it. Can't blame wordpress.com at all. Gee, maybe I'll migrate back and pain my readers to re-do their entire subscriptions etc. Or maybe I'll just stick to this limited functionality. Gee.
On the plus side, I think Akismet rocks. It's a godsend for spam.