I've spent a little time today looking at other blog hosts (word press and typepad). Neither of these services let the individual get at their actual template to alter it, change it and make it their own. I couldn't even get figure out how to get my bloglines feed to work on either service.
Which means, I'd never figure out how to add buttons, etc.
Nice services. But instead of switching, I think I'll have to find someone to help me with my template here instead of switching to a different service.