I’ve had my blog setup this way for a few months only and already I’ve done three core updates. The first two gave me a few mild headaches and some of my plug-ins required a bit of fiddling with to get things to work just right. And, so I contemplated the process for a week before finally diving in today. It went better than expected. I’m still not sure about the overall design, but the Atahualpa theme is highly-customizable and I like the rotating header image possibilities. Those who are looking for (or may want) a great host for your self-hosted blog or website should consider a 1&1 Hosting package. They offer many affordable packages that work very well with the current and at least the two previous WordPress builds.