And if you look at the trackbacks at the bottom of Mena’s post, it looks like the reception it is getting is terrible. No-one seems to be grumbling about the quality of the software (well, apart from the lack of revolutionary new features); it all seems to be about the pricing structure.
To me, though, it looks perfectly reasonable. Well over a year ago, I mused about how much MT Pro would cost when it was released. Well, MT Pro never really happened. Instead, we’ve got MT 3, and for personal use, my estimate from back then isn’t a million miles off. The big difference is the sheer variety of pricing options Six Apart have come up with.
It’s all good, people. Movable Type is high quality, sophisticated, and powerful software. No-one is forcing you to upgrade from your existing MT 2.x weblogs, and if you don’t want to pay for your using it to run a single, personal weblog, you can use the free version.
But if you want to run multiple blogs with multiple authors, and you want access to the latest features, then cough up already.
Movable Type 3 coming soon to this blog right here.