For what it's worth, I still feel like I've been unfair to the guys at Google over Reader.
I know how much work must've gone into that thing, because I know how something like that could've been built. I really think it's just because it's not the right kind of app for me, and I'd like to see someone make that app. And, I'm also a bit burnt out on the whole AJAX Madness buzz.
Thing is, Reader is so good at being what it is. I'm just critical because it's good at being what I don't want.