I love WordPress. I love the idea of WordPress.com, but I want the flexibility of WordPress.org's plugins/themes. VIP Hosting sounds like what I need but the pricing is out of the question for new blogs.
I love the pricing, safety and scalability of WordPress.com sites, but the lack of plugins/theme capability is a deal killer. http://page.ly is the only solution I've found for managed WordPress.org installations but I would much rather be with WordPress.com
Will we ever see a full-featured WordPress.com?