Well, it happened -- Livejournal was gobbed up by SUP. To me, that pushes things well past the "evil" threshold, so I think I'll be closing shop and moving to blogger. All hosting services have great potential for evil, but at least Google is not quite there yet.
My advise to everyone else is to seriously consider whether you want your private data in the hands of a Russian company. Russian privacy laws, at least those that do exist, are routinely not followed -- so do not expect that your private life will be treated with any kind of regard. If you think Facebook is bad about respecting your privacy, SUP will be 100 time worse, and will do so with impunity.
So, from now on you'll find me on http://blog.mricon.com/. I will be closing my LJ account shortly. I'm a bit sad, since it's been about 6 years that I've been on it, but it's time to move on.