I wrote a comment on the "Custom CSS" topic and since I had a hit from there went to see the newer comments and to my surprise I found mine missing! And then I went to CoComment which i use and noticed that another was missing too (i dont know if there are others and am not spending more time checking). surprisingly both had been negative re the price. it doesnt seem right just deleting those that dont agree does it?
i put below mine and the other comment here
i think that it the price is a bit steep. It would certainly be nicer to pay 15 for a bunch of additional stuff for the power user. i for one prefer the "free" service and I guess I'll have to live without customisable CSS.
Hum, I have ambivalent feelings for the whole idea of paid upgrades. On the one hand, it's great that it is possible to make some money on Open Source software. On the other hand, I think WordPress may (on the long term) loose because of it. Just look at gmail -- their service is great and for free, and now have become some sort of standard -- many people treat their gmail adress similarly as their home address, passport number, etc. I think that if only some of the functionality gmail provides was for free this would never be possible.
Also, $15 is quite a lot of money in some parts of the world... In Poland you could even afford to host your page for a year...
I have chosen wordpress, because it's the most convenient blog system I have seen on the web (really!). However, if most of the cool features became paid, I would consider migrating somewhere else. :(
(If that happens, will you guys at least allow putting a for goodbye? ;-)
I dont know if there are others that are missing you should check if you want to know.