Up to that point I'd avoided paid components, and this was the most expensive extension we bought, however it was definitely worth it. The extension is easy to integrate and easy to customise with a little bit of CSS know-how (this was my first site and I managed it!).
Above all though, the support is excellent. I had a few questions at the start about functionality which were answered promptly and helpfully. More recently, we've been having issues with our template which caused a few layout problems (caused by our template not the Easyblog modules I might add). After months of trying to get the template developer to fix it in frustration I contacted Easyblog who fixed the issue in the template within a day - very much going above what is necessary.
So if you want an easy to integrate blog component with excellent support, I thoroughly recommend this!