Past few posts have been posted using Windows Live Writer... It definitely rocks! Once I had the Flickr plug-in, even posting images - which is a general complaint from folks trying Live Writer for the first time - was a breeze.
Can you imagine I had bought Ecto for about $15! Well, it was SO buggy that within 15 minutes of buying it I had to send them my bug report with detailed screenshots. Of course, they did fix it and send me a DEBUG build. But it was giving me some other issues! Finally, I had requested for a refund which they were gracious enough to grant me :)
Windows Live Writer Team, Thank you guys.