I find very few features of blogger to be very tempting. That’s why I switched to WordPress. But, I do agree that out of the few features blogger has, that one (follower-widget) is worthy of having on WordPress.
I think the main thing people like about Blogger is that you practically use any widget you want. Like being able to use scripts in the sidebar. The follower widget is nice. In the end its not worth it because blogger isn’t that great of a blog hosting service.
My wishful list of small but critical things wordpress.com should have:
– Icon/link next to each post to email blog post (through wordpress.com and not through some third party).
– Native chat widget for blog owners to communicate with their visitors (not meebo me, it sucks. wordpress.com’s own solution, like facebook’s).
– rate the blog post.
– stats providing country/city info of visitors.