Winner, easiest transition category: Feedly
Winner, if you’re willing to download: FeedDemon
Winner, most impossible to figure out the workings of: Pulse
Winner, as long as you only follow famous blogs: Good Noows
Winner, OMG you expect me to resubscribe to all my blogs? Ever heard of imports?: News Alloy
Winner, but only for Apple: Reeder
Winner, if you’re really desperate and want to download one but seriously you can find something better (tie): RSSOwl and RSS Reader
Winner, d!ck move by making it a subscribed service when Reader announced it was dying, NewsBlur
Winner, we have to nuke it from orbit to be sure, FeedReader
Winner, most awesome site that disappeared without a trace, Feedlooks
So those are your choices. I mean, if you’re not one of those people who doesn’t use Reader and doesn’t have to worry about how s/he’s going to visit blogs. Personally, I’m sticking with Feedly. Although Netvibes was did give it a run for its money, I prefer not to keep all my social media sites on one page (I’m just like that) and I find it a bit easier to use and organize. For you guys, I’d recommend you go with whichever one of “The Good” fits your style best.
Unless Google comes to its senses and decides to keep Reader going. Please? Anything? No? Damn it.