I really like Chad Dickerson’s recent column called “RSS Killed the Infoglut Star,” which nicely sums up many of my feelings about the joy of RSS feeds.
I’ve also been experimenting with a new news aggregator (in beta) called FeedDemon and I’m am very pleased with its features and user experience. I suggest that you give it a test. One great thing – it imported all the feeds I had subscribed to in Amphetadesk – a very, very nice feature.