After a shite-load of issues, most of which come up because of WordPress’s for-shit documentation, and a lot of well intentioned answers that only answer part of the issue, 95% of the content of my Typepad site is now here.
Setting up the Media Temple stuff wasn’t much fo a gas either. Again, documentation lacks.
And yes, I will be redoing the design. Hopefully it will turn out well. This move to WordPress is somewhat an experiement, but now I have to re-learn how to manage a site since WordPress terminology (wtf is a post slug?) and set up is a lot different than what I have been used to.
Please email me if you see any glaring issues.