TypePad is just blech. I'm annoyed at the lack of customizable features. I'm annoyed that I've had to manually ping Technorati after posts to be indexed [I just received an email stating that SixApart -parent company- has just enabled this on the backend]. I'm annoyed that I can't search my own damn blog via a dinky search box that indexes my own blog. I'm annoyed that I can't click from within a post and edit it or a comment on it. Instead, I have to fish through the TypPad admin UI and do it. I'm annoyed that there are so many cool things available in WordPress that aren't being rolled out in TypePad.
So, I'm moving to WordPress. I've already established a new blog and I'm fiddling with it right now. This TypePad account doesn't expire until sometime in the summer, but it'll serve as a redirect point [via links all over the place] to the new blog home.
I've loved tinkering with the functionality of WordPress on Messy and Picky [which is due for an upgrade from v1.5.2 to v2.0.2] and I've loved tinkering with the new site. Initial feedback from a few WordPress users and other people has been constructive and generally in the good column.
I think it'll be in a state ready to be fully public by the end of the week. A new link will be revealed.
Permalinks will die over the summer at some point. Links pointing within the blog to earlier entries will break too. Casualties in this upgrade I'm willing to make.