Thanks @pixelart - will take a look
Not really @jdloudon - as long as you have Pulse running OK it should work. Can you do it locally?
Ah @Torsten - you're such a killjoy Not constructive at all and sends out the wrong message. This is easy and does import blogs posts. I've used it on x2 sites already.
As you know, categories / tags are coming in 5 and the titles (1.txt etc) will be changing in 5 also to make it more user-friendly. This is how Pulse is at version 4 and so not a helpful comment at this time!
You're right though, the blog module in Pulse is perfect for scratch. But so is the importer if you are migrating to a new site. Like in 80% of Pulse projects. Client comes along "hey build me a site, but can you keep my blog?" Pulse user replies "sure dude. Here we go" (ports blog, builds new site, makes money, everyone happy).
Plus, the migration tool itself is just 1.0 so we'll continue to make it better with deeper integrations as we go. That said, why would we make an importer to read from the WP database?
It's difficult to please people in 2016... but hopefully you can appreciate the blood sweat and tears we pour into Pulse every single day. And your wistful comment here that took 5 mins to write (Pulse 4.6 took 3 weeks) wasn't very helpful. And yes, did drag me down. Thank you.
Remember, you don't have to use a new feature. But plenty of people will.