I’m guessing there are many people like me who responded to Google Reader’s demise by procrastinating. I thought I’d have to investigate different readers and try to pick a decent one.
Finally, I just clicked on a Feedly link and was pleased to find that it had a button for collecting my Google Reader data. After one more click to authorize the collecting of some data like my email address, I was presented with a fully-functioning reader with all my feeds.
The user interface is different from Google Reader, but it seems quite easy to use so far. So, my search is over; I’m a Feedly user now (disclaimer: I have no connection to Feedly, financial or otherwise, except for the fact that I’m now a user).
One warning is that Feedly does not pick up information about which posts you’ve read in Reader. If this is a concern, you can catch up first in Reader, and then make the two-click switch to Feedly. No doubt there are other good readers out there as well, but I’m happy to declare Feedly good enough.