Google has released some pretty impressive products in the past couple of years: Gmail, Google News, Google Desktop, Google Earth, etc. Sadly, Google Reader doesnâ€™t fall into that category.
I know itâ€™s still in the Labsâ€¦ but Google Reader is a big disappointment. Adding feeds to your subscriptions is a bit of a hassle (unless you search for them). I spent at least half an hour trying to add to RSS feeds. The way Reader is setup you have to Preview the feeds first, then subscribe to them. (I know I want to read whatâ€™s on em, I donâ€™t want to preview it!) The system was way too slow. It was way to heavy on the AJAX (if youâ€™re going to use it, make it be there for a reason!)
The idea behind Google Reader is sound, but this first iteration really stinks. Iâ€™ll give it a few months to â€œgrow upâ€ and then maybe, just maybe, I might give it a try once more.