I have decided to move from wordpress.com to a commercial host. Not easy to choose one, as there is so much hype and hustle in the field. So here I am at Maiahost, so far so good, as promised they took care of moving everything from the old taxpayer.wordpress.com (which will still exist for a while) to the new menaceofprivilege.com. Except they did not move the theme, leaving me instead with the wordpress default.
Not a serious problem, since I was going to change themes anyway, so as to accommodate ads. This will happen eventually.
Maiahost is not the very cheapest host but doesn’t really cost very much, and seems to have humans (well, New Yorkers) involved in its administration.