Blogger in Draft announced some new capabilities in terms of the layout of your Blogger template. I played around with my own layout a bit this past weekend and liked what I saw.
I still think Blogger is one of the easiest ways to set up and run a blog. Occasionally, I get frustrated with some of the layout features, but overall, I like it. I use it. I recommend it people who want to get started blogging.
Only problem I had with Template Designer was it kept crashing in Firefox. I switched over to Chrome and it seemed to run just fine.