I have been a dedicated Movable Type fan for 4 years, the application continues to do cool stuff that other applications cannot, but that gap is closing very quickly. As evident in this post, but the real issue is this, we have heard virtual silence out of the folks at Six Apart. The only time they make an announcement is when they have signed some big partnership.
We don’t hear anything directed at their base, and guess what, they are going to start loosing us if they don’t get busy and start adding some features that don’t require a developer to integrate. My sister recently started a blog and I was quoted two prices, one was to skin Movable Type in the way she needed to match her e-commerce site, total integration charge $1100.00 when I asked them to quote me how much to Integrate for WordPress I was shocked when they said $240.00
When I asked why the difference, it was because the templates and the tagging on MT was to complicated, and required 4 times as long to do the same work. I said well lets go with Word Press total integration time four hours at $60.00 bucks a hour.
Tell you what makes me mad, is to be sitting here with a product that I happily support, and not seeing it being updated whereas the WordPress folks are flat out kicking them in the Jimmy.