I know there are some LJ people who read this, so you might be interested to hear about this:
I’m not actually sure whether this will make much difference, but it might be fun to do anyway, particularly if it encourages people to look into migrating elsewhere.
Here is a nice compilation of LJ’s greatest f***-ups (also known as How not to do business on the net).
Here is some information on how to leave LiveJournal.
And here is an excellent post about OpenID and how to use it between LJ-based sites.
The new place of choice seems to be InsaneJournal, which appears to me to be an excellent choice. I would also re-iterate my endorsement of WordPress, either hosted on wordpress.com (easy peasy) or hosted yourself by downloading from wordpress.org (harder but very rewarding!).