Okay I upgraded to the beta-blogger version. I love the ease of arranging items on your blog BUT I can't get haloscan to work. From what I've read in the help forums, haloscan has to be added manually to the template. I am tired and my brain can't figure out all the codes right now so it's back to blogger comments for now. To all that have left comments prior to today, I do have them saved in haloscan.
DON'T upgrade until beta-blogger gets things straight with haloscan!