I was enjoying the new reader, but I am finding it really confusing. It is hard to work out where one finishes and the next starts. I hadn't realised, but I do now that they were only showing one image and no text. I will have to watch out how my posts are displayed, as a visual artist my blog is all about the visual.
I do sometimes wonder if WordPress has got too big and the guy who started it has let it go to his hear. The reality is most people won't complain because they will let others do it for them, it happens everywhere. People will sit back and hope that things change. WordPress need to be careful, look what happened to instagram when an unhappy change was made.
I have stuck with wordpress for the community, I enjoy that, but I will admit I have started looking elsewhere for other blog platforms. One that gives me more control.
As to WordPress, they make so much money from us. They allow advertising on our blogs, there are the upgrades, which don't really do anything much anyway. They have so much control over what you can do to your blog, then they can screw us over, and we just have to put up with it.