Daniel Jalkut’s take on WordPress’ decision to close the API for external editors by default. One thing is for sure, they’ve just made a decision for me. Time to port my blog to TXP.
Also worth considering: if a service is disabled by default for security considerations, what message does that send to people who choose to, or who are encouraged to turn the service back on? It sets up a perception of insecurity which may not even be warranted. If the remote publishing interfaces are insecure, they should be fixed, not merely disabled!