Over the next few weeks, the topic of Movable Type’s new pricing scheme for version 3.0 will most certainly draw very strong feelings on most blogs on the net. While I can understand SixApart’s their position in charging a good amount of change for the high end version (most likely directed towards corporate users), I’m not to fond of their excessively limited free version of their blog tool. I’m not sure what’s going to happen to SixApart over the next several months, but unless something changes real soon to that pricing structure, many people are going to jump ship and rightly so.
I’d still expect to see a great deal of MT 2.X sites out there for quite some time until a vulnerability shows up. However at that point, there may very well be a support group for users of the pre-3 versions of MT to help out with quick patches. It’ll be a true shame if SixApart continues on this road because it will only force people to leave their beloved blogging app for something better or cheaper. Personally, I’ve been using WordPress for a short while and can’t even fathom going back to MT even if the pricing were better. I suspect we’ll all be seeing that default template in a great deal more places rather quickly. 😉