On the point of being mobile/ tablet friendly. On a wide screen the layout can be really bright, almost painful to the eyes. It isn't a comfortable experience.
But maybe other people's experience is different in this?
This is definitely a problem I'm having with the new reader layout. So much white combined with that bright expanse of blue at the top of the screen is really painful.
I did notice that more and more photos are beginning to show in my reader, but I don't know if that's because people have discovered workarounds, or if it's because things are actually changing.
I still don't like the photo showing up before the title, with the name of the blog down at the bottom. It's sometimes difficult to figure out who wrote what.