Overall I’ve been fairly happy with Bloglines, but recently I’ve been increasingly frustrated with the service. Between downtime, UI inconsistencies, the fact that you can’t retrieve past the most recent 200 items in feeds (it’s all text – how hard is it to archive?), and that there is no pagination in long unread lists, I think it’s time to look for an alternative.
I need a web-based reader, so Gregarius is at the top of the seemingly short list. It would be nice not to have to setup and manage yet another app, but word is that Gregarius isn’t very fussy.
I may also check out Google’s Reader, but it doesn’t look ready for primetime yet.