I just received an e-mail about Js-Kit's acquisition of Haloscan, which is also covered here
When I first set up this new template, I used the default Blogger commenting system in order to save time. Of course once I did that, I was kind of stuck, because changing commenting systems meant losing all the existing comments. But one of the new Haloscan features is apparently going to be the ability to import existing comments, which changes the equation significantly.
I'm going to give them a few months to hammer out any transition glitches, and then I'm going to do the switchover. I'll announce when that takes place.