Windows Live Writer is one of my favorite programs. I use it to blog and compose, but it’s also a point of ongoing friction. It has great potential, but lacks the soul of enthusiastic developers.
I don’t mean to be so harsh on it. It’s really nothing personal about the comment, but open source vs. a closed source shop; there’s a fairly large difference there. The mentality is completely different on how and where a program goes when it’s released in the wild.
I’m sure that Windows Live Writer was once a dream, a passion, to produce the best offline blogging tool ever; surely it was, but Microsoft purchased them and ripped the soul right of them. And I’m completely aware I’m bashing the program I’m using, but it seems to me that I’d like more from it than Microsoft and the Windows Live Writer developers want to offer.
I’m obviously an ungrateful person.