I've been playing around with my "New Blogger" template today. Actually, that's not quite accurate. I obliterated my former template and adopted Blogger's new "modular" template. In doing so, my journey towards the Dark Side is complete.
In a scene very reminiscent of the one in Invasion of the Body Snatchers (I know I'm obsessed with this film now; just work with me) where Brooke Adams' body dissolves into dust, only to be replaced by the fiendish, naked, Pod version, I upgraded my template, and with one click, the functional, if not particularly attractive Psychotoddler template vanished and was replaced with this new monstrosity.
But I'll manage. For all my kvetching, Blogger remains free and has added quite a bit to my life. I can cut it some slack. I do like the widgets and I plan to use the label feature, both long overdue. And if someone has some code that makes recent comments show up in the sidebar (without installing a third party comment script--I had a bad experience with Haloscan), let me know.