Following on from Alison’s comment, if you’re thinking about switching to WordPress but don’t want to commit yet, why not set up a free blog at blogsome.com? You’ll be able to roadtest the dashboard and so on and get a real feel for the interface.
There’s also wordpress.com. It’s currently by invitation only (alas I’ve already given away my invites – fingers crossed I’ll be adding my father to the blogroll one of these fine days) but it could well be similar to gmail, invitees might themselves receive an invite to pass on. If that happens I’ll post here if anyone’s interested. But do leave an email address over at wordpress.com because I’ve no idea how frequently invites are released.
On the other hand… Movable Type and TypePad are both great to work with and I’m not closing the door on the possibility that I’ll install MT here later in the year for a trial.
Right, that’s me done for the day and I’m off to bed. Night, night!