I’ve abandoned paid hosting for this platform. Too much trouble dealing with all the issues related to administrating my own domain, so I decided to begin anew here at WordPress. Because I was using a WordPress theme at my old locale and am familiar with the software, the learning curve and setup time should be easier than learning a new blogging platform.
That said, there are a lot of new features and widgets to play with. Both the posts and comments are now properly supported in RSS.