Thanks to Audrey for the link.
WordPress breaks its silence on the lack of information concerning new plans, and also makes some changes since announcing them last week.
You can read the full post from the link above. Meanwhile here are some sections that might help us all calm down (again).
No changes to paid plans already in place, and now 1 GB of space on any new Free plans. (Up from 0.5 GB last week.) Traffic limits scrapped.
We’re listening to your feedback, and want to be clear that it will, as always, shape the future of WordPress.com.
With that in mind, we’re committing to:
No traffic limits on either the Free or Pro plan. You’ll enjoy the same unlimited traffic you’ve always had.
The new Free plan storage limit will include 1GB of Free storage, and existing Free users will keep the 3GB they already have on hand.
Additional storage will be available for purchase at a very reasonable price, very soon.
As-you-need them add-ons for both plans, to give you a la carte upgrades. Coming soon.
Existing users before 1/4/22 keep the current deal.
How This Affects Your Current Plan
While we’re making a few changes to the Free plan, rest assured that if you’re already signed up, nothing will change for you. Ditto, if you’re on one of our legacy plans, nothing will change unless you want it to.
Going forward, new signups and sites will integrate smoothly into our new Free and Pro plans.
So, new bloggers have either 1 GB on a Free plan, or the option of Pro, prepaid at $15 a month. Everyone else who was blogging before April this year should remain unaffected.
Now we have to wait and see if they stick to those promises.