It looks like Blogger in beta is no longer beta! That is really good news to hear, as the old blogger was--barely surviving.
Here is a snippet from Blogger Buzz:
The new version of Blogger is metaphorically bursting with features, from the big guns like drag-and-drop template editing and post labels [...]
to little polishes like a better-designed Dashboard or that you no longer need to solve a word verification CAPTCHA to post a comment on your own blog.
Good to see Google finally improving on "old hardware." Now, if they could only bring that finesse to Picasa (i.e. more features, public search, 25 Gigs of space, etc.).