I'm a bit behind on my reading, so just got done with Om Malik's post from November 23rd:
Over the years, WordPress earned my admiration and respect. I've come to actually love the platform. When first striking out with blogging, my ended up choosing Blogger. For many reasons I felt it was best...at the time. The one thing I didn't anticipate on: Google's acquisition. When that happened, though, I was rather excited. Google has an amazing array of resources and tons of the smartest people on earth. However, as Om noted earlier, Google doesn't get social. Google+'s lack of vigor demonstrates this quite well. (I can also add the coexistence of Google+ and Blogger within their eco-system, but I digress.) But, looking at the Blogger platform, it's stale interface, non-open mentality, lack of customizability (in terms of templates and plug-ins...the glorious capacity of plug-ins is brilliant in it's own right), WordPress is in a different century than Blogger. And that disappoints me greatly. I expected so very much more from Google.
I fully expect Google to either combine Blogger with Google+ or just straight out kill Blogger. So, my hope lies with WordPress. I've shifted more of my writing over to my WordPress sites CarlSetzer.net. I need to be where the future is.