Simply put, we really need the new blog to allow us to attribute authorship to someone who isn't a member and doesn't have credentials on the site.
In the previous version, an administrator could create the blog and then type in an "author's name" so that the name would be displayed in the various feeds after publishing. I have several reasons for needing this, but I don't think I should have to list them. Just please, allow me type in an author's name when I create a post. 99% of the time, I'm publishing a post that I didn't write. I need to attribute credit to the real author, but currently that is not an option.
NOTE: I have spent several hours perusing the support material. I know that (in theory) I can grant a member "Writer" privileges and then the assign them as a post author, but that process is not documented anywhere I can find, and I can't even give credit to a fellow administrator because her user name shows up and I can't change her actual name. I just need to be able to type in an author's name, not select from a dropdown of approved writers. This is a useless "feature" and should be replaced with a text box--though ideally, it would be both options--a dropdown of stored authors, and a text box for a non-member/admin.