Anyone who wants to steal a tiny bit of market share for a reliable, intuitive Web-based RSS reader, get in touch: you will never have a better chance than right now.
UPDATE: Bloglines now says it’s down for scheduled maintenance. Bull. Who schedules maintenance for 6+ hours in the middle of a weekday, Eastern time? Bad enough your service sucks; don’t insult my intelligence by lying to me about it.
UPDATE: Having also experienced some Gmail weirdness, I’m now exploring the hypothesis that this is either a purely local problem or a not-just-Google-Reader problem.