I tried Google Reader for a few days, to replace my trusty Bloglines. It’s very good, got lots of easy-to-find functions I’d like to use.
But one thing made me go back to Bloglines: Google reader leaves “unread” any items you haven’t hovered over, which results in lots of unread items in feeds that don’t actually have new items (coz I’ve read the latest one).
Bloglines makes everything unread once you read the latest item, which makes it so that I can ‘clean out’ (make ‘unread’) my feeds by checking the latest items. Much better, and enough reason to stick with them after a few days of Google Reader.
Also, the Google Reader UI is a bit too cluttered and geeky.