I consider the "type-1/2" all marketing. For me it is enterprise or desktop hypervisors, which generally speaks more about stability and performance vs some fancy GUI.

Converting from vmdk to anything isn't hard. qemu-img can do it, right?

Besides getting a pre-made setup from a random place that I wouldn't trust, I still have the question about security and maintenance for Bitnami. How easy is it to migrate from v1 ---> v2 of web-app XYZ? When there is a huge security risk, like happens ever 2 weeks with wordpress, what is involved in patching so we don't have 2M hacked wordpress sights on the internet?