I have to chuckle at this: Microsoft is unloading its Windows Live Spaces accounts on WordPress.com. By spring, those old blogs will be as dead as GeoCities.
I expect most people to make the adjustment with only minor grumbling, though I feel for this guy:
I am not going to spend dozens of my hours building a site, only so some entity can tear it down at their whim. I haven’t decided whether to leave it up as is, or just save what content remains to files, remove the whole thing and stop online journaling (that’s really what blogging is it’s journaling) altogether!
Of course, this is the reason why we buy your own domains and hosting in the first place, right?