This Thing just made me feel sad. I was an avid user of Google Reader and I miss it so so so much. It was an excellent way to keep track of all the food blogs I follow, as well as a great way to scroll through news headlines on various sites and then you could click on whatever you wanted to read more about. I like that it had a button you could put on the tool bar to subscribe on Reader and to share on Reader. I didn't really use the social function of it a ton because I didn't really know anyone else that was using Reader, or at least, not to the extent that I was.
I've used Flipboard on my phone and didn't really like it. I'm still on the hunt for something that is more like Reader was to use on my computer. I recently purchased a Chromebook so I'll have to see if it came with a RSS feed reader installed and how it compares to my beloved and now defunct Google Reader.
I will download Zite on my iPad and use it to track all things library, but in all honesty, for reading anything in depth, I still prefer print vs. e-format and I'm not sure that will ever change.