I basically just wanted a WordPress.com API key to try out Akismet, and it looks like the only way to do that was to get (yet another) blog into the bargain. It’s a good excuse to play with the WordPress 1.6 administration without having to bother downloading it, at least.
WYSIWYG is cool, but too dangerous. It sucks to use without keyboard shortcuts, and it’s easy to hit the browser’s by mistake if you do use them. I already lost a version of this post by hitting CTRL+W by mistake. That, and I just don’t trust it. Too used to seeing mangled HTML output by Dreamweaver and Frontpage, I guess: hand-coding is a habit hard to get out of.
The image manager is fantastic, as is the AJAX category-adder. The drag-and-drop panels, meh. (The ones I want open I want open all of the time; the ones I want closed I want gone.) Still, awesome. Might install an alpha once my exams are over.