One advantage to having the blogroll has always been that it's great advertising for your blogs. People can scroll down the list and see other members, find cool blogs they want to follow. We have it set up so that each time the page is renewed it re-arranges the blog list so everyone has a shot at being displayed at the top.
When they go live on March 2nd AND we've updated the blogroll, I'll send out another message letting you know.
Sorry for all the back and forth! We've been held hostage for months with this and have been more frustrated than most of you probably