I’ve been on the fence with comment systems for a while. The list is numerous: Sezwho, Intense Debate, Disqus, Chat Catcher (well that’s just part of WordPress I suppose), Haloscan (for the old schoolers) and many more.
Today, I’ve decided on Echo by JS-Kit. I’ve been watching it in the wild, most recently on 1938media. I too, share Loren’s frustration with the social web – it becomes a lot to manage your conversations across all platforms. Plus, it sucks when everyone is talking about your site off of your site. Social profiles are great and enabling – however, it’s important to note that it still isn’t your site.
We’ll still be kicking the tires on Echo for the next few days, though early indications are that it’s a keeper.