I switched-they were out of beta (whatever that means), but the new version allowed all my posts and comments (I had too many for beta) and this also features labels for the posts (or tags I guess) and supposedly private posts, etc. Since this is my first post using the new version, time will tell I guess. Hmmm, instant publication also. Also, dashboard shows how many comments each post received and you can click onto them from dashboard (which should make answering them much easier and I promise to start answering them on the comments more often). Once I comment on someone's blog, I rarely go back to see if they answered it through comments, but assumed they would email me, like I sometimes do when that happens to me. However, I have noticed that lots recomment, etc and I guess I'll start doing that now too. BTW, this new version is the one that keeps showing up as so many posts in bloglines and to me, is an annoying PITA.
Okay, I found a problem-some of you now show as anonymous comments and others show their blogger name-is this because they aren't on new blogger or because they don't have blogs here now.
Okay, another problem-apparently I have to log into the "new" blogger account (which they changed to your gmail addy instead of sign in name) in order to post comments. I found that out the hard way and had to repost something after I signed in. Sigh...I'll figure it all out.