After half a month of silence, SixApart has finally updated the license pricing for Movable Type, and the new price is in favour of the bloggers. Welcome back the "unlimited authors" option! For individual/non-commercial users, the pricing structure is simple.
|1 Author||3 Blogs||Free|
|5 Authors||Unlimited Blogs||$69.95|
|Unlimited Authors||Unlimited Blogs||$99.95|
Much much better than their initial offering. As of commercial/education/non-profit organisation licenses, 6A has also made them competitive to other commercial blog software offerings. However, users might want to wait for the extra features included in the general release of Movable Type 3 to justify the upgrade.
As for me, no, I am not moving back. WordPress is working fine for me here. A little bit slow for this server, but I think I can live with that. As of new projects, TextPattern will be something I would use, if PHP hacking is not required. Both are quality products, and both are considered free software.
So, thank you Ben and Mena. But no thank you.