So, MT3 is out there. For very light users (1 author and 3 blogs), it’s free. For everyone else, it’s now pay software. Six Apart’s rationale is here.

Not surprisingly, the internet first reacters are howling with the predictable outrage at actually having to pay for something. Others are pointing out significant problems with the pay structure more thoughtfully.

Personally, I’m not terribly shocked by any of this yet, but I’ll be watching the fall-out with interest. And yes, I’ll probably be paying.

(It’s worth noting that at least one man predicted some protesting, even if he didn’t mention price.)