Even if only stylistically, it’s so much nicer to see the name of a guest blogger and their headshot, than simply “Guest Contributor”. And of course, it’s better for your guest contributors to see their name posted. If you were looking to contribute to somebody’s blog, wouldn’t you want that recognition? Beyond that though, this plugin is very easy to use. And the customer support, should you need it, is highly responsive. The paid version is worth the small outlay as it is easier to use, therefore saves you time. And having the option of not needing a gravatar email address in order to include a guest contributor’s headshot, has been great!