I can’t say I was ever a big fan of Google Reader, it was just a little to weird for me. However, the new Google Reader seems to be more advanced and much nicer. I’m actually quite digging the simple interface, nice layout and the stared or shared items.The only thing missing is browser integration. I’d love to have it work with Firefox’s sidebar. I like my browser integration to much to navigate away from Sage (or Flock’s feed reader).
Another thing I’d like to see are feed fav icons. Flock has them and it’s really nice.
Overall, the new Google Reader is quite nice. It has been upgraded and features have been added. It’s definitely worth a test run!