In case you missed it, there is a new build of live writer. The update has some new stuff:
It does feel more self assured if you know what I mean; snappier.
Also very handy are the flickr addins, thanks to the pointer from Steve Clayton. The integration with the plugin from TimHeuer and combined with the other flickr tools it is easy to use my flickr account as a picture store.
If you haven't tried it yet by the way, you really should have a look at live.com which has improved no end on the old search engines. I like the image search which has a handy scratchpad feature for keeping the pictures you like as you are searching. With the flickr tools its easy to upload pictures by right clicking, send to flickr and with the live writer add in, its easy to pull them into a blog post, resize, fix the margins etc.