I’ve got pals at both companies, and our authors at FM use both (I use MT). I’ve always wondered about whether the grass is greener, here’s Mashable’s handy review of both.
After tallying it all up, WordPress comes out on top beating Movable Type in many areas.
Overall, Movable Type is a well put-together offering by SixApart definitely warranting a try: we’d say it’s actually superior for no-nonsense business people who want a professional solution fast. However, WordPress is the stronger offering for the general user with great features and an unsurpassed community.
In a few months, as Movable Type heads towards greater openness, we think the gap will be closed. MT will certainly be worth another look around that time. And frankly, if you plan to spend many years with your blog platform of choice, why not try out both and see which one you prefer?