I'm a little discouraged by the tagline "RSS for bloggers". It sounds like it's very much a tool specifically geared toward bloggers who like to grab content from other blogs they may also want to blog about. Do you think it's a good RSS reader if it is judged by that function alone?
That's relatively new stuff, I can only vouch for the reading aspect of it -- which was a solid, albeit different, approach to feed reading than your typical e-mail-esque readers. That said, I think that the blog writing features are more a partnership -- with Qumana. Don't know if it can be removed or optionally not installed, but Lektora was originally nothing more than a reader and I found it to be quite good for reading. It was solid before it became "RSS for bloggers". I'm assuming the reader is still wholly intact.
Note: Lektora is a relatively simple reader, no excess (except maybe the ability to post to blogs, now
-- just what was necessary to effectively read your feeds plus the ability to add persistent searches as virtual feeds into your newspaper. I'd always thought "Lekrota: RSS, to the point" would have made a good slogan -- it's short, sweet, to the point