I think it is time to plan the moving of my blogs off WordPress because there just isn't the support needed.
I have had a problem with Akismet not working for about 7 days now and as a result I am drowning in blog spam. No answer from Akismet, no solution from the WordPress forum.
I think the only answer might be a paid version of WordPress, one where you could expect some response to urgent questions (which you rarely--in my experience--get on http://wordpress.org/support).
I paid to license the Thesis theme and in my experience they give great support on their forums. But it seems like anything challenging on WordPress support is left alone. The problem I face is probably something to do with file and directory permissions on my virtual private server...much too complex for help it seems.
Alas, free is not always as good as it sounds and I am now looking for a blogging system that can support me when things are not working.