You don’t need Google. Stop wishing they would do this or that, or add a feature you’d like, or continue supporting an app you use, or fix a bug that annoys you. They don’t give a crap about you or how well their products work for you. They just want your data so they can sell it.
I really don’t understand why I still see “I miss Google Reader” comments from otherwise smart and sensible people. There are a bunch of really good RSS apps and services available these days, all of them under regular, active development.