In the end I've come to two conclusions:
- First, while LJ has managed the events of Strikethrough badly, I'm not so offended I'm leaving their service. Given that, it would be somewhat hypocritical to keep using the service but refusing to spend money on maintaining the facilities. For now, I'd rather support them and regularly prod them with more feedback so they aren't allowed to forget the issues.
- Second, given the kinds of online projects I'm going to be involved in for the next year or so, I really will need the fuctionality of a paid account.
So here's my problem: I don't currently have any way to pay for a paid account. Would someone local be willing to buy a no-frills year of time for me? I can reimburse you next time I see you. If so, leave a comment or email me first, so I don't inadvertantly end up with 20 years of time! :)
*goes off to write fic, finally finally finally*
ETA: chaosmanor, how are you so awesome? Thank you!!!!