Have the ability to import an OPML within a week
I guess you all are overwhelmed, but it's been a week and I am still tens of thousands from having my OPML imported. Giving up now.
Actual import speed is quite good, one feed operation usually gets completed within several minutes. However, we have to throttle import operations to avoid overloading our server infrastructure.
So, unfortunately, current queue processing speed is the highest we can afford at the moment. If the amount of funds raised from the users (see http://blog.theoldreader.com/post/45927021785/sharing-is-sharing) allows, we might be able to bring additional hardware and get feeds imported faster.
In any case, The Old Reader is fully usable right away, you can add your favorite feeds manually, and start reading, following your friends, sharing, and discussing.
> In any case, The Old Reader is fully usable right away, you can add your favorite feeds manually
Since the import is taking forever, I have to search for the feed, find the RSS/Atom link, copy it, go back to theoldreader, and paste it. That's 4 more steps than Google Reader, where I just had to do the search, then click on the one I wanted.
Also, I've since found useful OPML lists of feeds, and I can't use that without canceling my import, and then it won't be useful to me for who knows how long anyhow. I appreciate the effort that's gone into theoldreader, but this situation is obviously far from ideal.
It has been four days for me. I had high hopes for TheOldReader, but now I'm really wondering.