For some time now, I've been contemplating the switch from Wordpress.com (which I love) to a self-hosted Wordpress.org site. Any advice? The primary reasons I would make the switch are (1) increased functionality and design control, (2) integrating my blogs and firm website into one individual site-which I'm convinced can be done using Wordpress, and (3) to develop my own personal web skills.
What's holding me back(?): Wordpress.com is (1) so easy to use, (2) basically free (I do pay the nominal charges for dropping the ".wordpress" from the name), and (3) I'm a little nervous about the installation and migration.
Thoughts? Suggestions? Prayers?