Business is as business does, and if you’re not the paying customer, you’re the product being sold. If you’re on wordpress.com, you will now be able to view your statistics only at wordpress.com. It doesn’t appear to affect functionality beyond the need for many of us to reset some bookmarks. I guess it’s just the imperiousness of it all that’s putting people off. But still I say, if you want editorial independence for whatever it is you have to tell the world, you need a noncommercial venue.