Wow - I like it a lot. I couldn't wait for the changeover to be available on this blog, so I had to start a new account. I'm ready any time to change this one over to the new version.
Categories - Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes
Instant publishing - Yes
Layout changes without requiring html editing - Yes, Yes
Private/Public option - Yes, Yes, Yes (I hope the feed is private too)
Direct html editing of template - Not yet
I want this too or at least give me the option to change the wording of older posts to Previous and newer posts to Next or whatever takes my fancy.
Okay that's enough hype - I'll take a more sober look next time.