It just hit me out of the blue...I don't really NEED reader. In fact, I found that I wasn't even using the tags anymore. I hadn't used the tags since I my obsession with Pinterest began. I am visual. After re-reading a post on Free Technology for Teachers, I made the move to Feedly. It was a bit of a rash act, motivated by my realization that my attachment to Reader, and my response to it's demise, was a flicker of resistance to change, even when there is something better out there. I had visions of my mother who refuses to learn anything new related to tech. (Love you Mom, but you're so stubborn when it comes to technology!)
In a matter of moments I was up and running with Feedly, and it was fab.u.lous. Remember, I am visual, and Feedly is so much more visually appealing. No more utilitarian look and feel - although that look is an option with Feedly. There are a variety of ways you can customize Feedly to give it a look and feel that makes you happy :)
The Android app is also so much better than the Reader app. I love to catch up on my blog reading while I'm waiting on the kids or whenever I have a few extra minutes! I feel so much more efficient on Feedly, and I love that I can share on a variety of social media from within Feedly.
I love Feedly and I haven't looked back. If you're still using Reader, make the switch! You won't regret it!