This thread... well, I think anything I might have to say has probably already been said, and better, in the comments that other LJers have left regarding a move on the part of the new owners of LJ, one that was neither announced nor well-explained, to remove the ability to make new basic (free & ad-free) accounts.
If they'd 1. actually announced it, and 2. simply said it was a revenue-based business decision, I might not be so
While I rather hope that the new owners will actually improve their relations with the community, I'm not holding my breath. The idea of jumping ship currently holds appeal. We'll see.