Also since don't have the ftp server enabled on my server, this would make adding/upgrading plugins a lot easier.
I am leaning towards WordPress.com, as it is an easy export of my blog into that server. (I have already done this.) I would just need to pay $10 to have my domain pointed to their servers.
Update: I am going to stick with running WordPress on my own server. There are several things that are missing from WordPress.com:
- You can't have a custom permalink format
- You can't upload themes or plugin (Adsense and Bad Behavior plugins are not available)
- If I don't want their ads, I need to pay an extra $30 a year.