Does nobody take any notice of anything in these threads? Please people, read what macmanx (one of the WordPress.com Happiness Engineers, in other words, on the the WordPress.com STAFF said here:
and just in case you don't want to go there, let me quote it:
"We're making some big changes, so we had to take them down for a bit.
For now, you can still view specific topics through the Reader: http://wordpress.com/#!/read/"
Note he said, apropos the topics, we had to take them down for a bit.
"for a bit" means temporarily. They are making some changes. It's not permament. So what the heck is the point of nagging them to bring back something that's only away temporarily?
If the don't bring it back after saying they will, THEN is the time to nag and whine. Not now.
(And don't blame me either, I'm just one of 'you'. Having my own say, here.)