I have been lazily using Google Reader for years … probably since it first came out, though I’m not sure. But it wasn’t until I was forced to abandon the tool that I realized what I’d been putting up with. The experience was just as unpleasant as the Google GMail experience (solved recently with Postbox — excellent). I’ve now transitioned to Feedly and what a joy it is. So I’m going to ignore all the griping and whingeing and applaud Google for letting me go.