I'm looking for a new RSS reader. I've been using liferea for years, but recently it's picked up a new feature; It now displays the number of unread items in the 22x22px tray icon:

Hmm, nice.

From what I can get from the authors blog it was implemented because it was cool, and to copy Akregator.
I've emailed the liferea development list saying that I can't read the numbers on the icon, theming is now broken, and that transparency in the panel no longer works.
I've got very unfriendly responses back, basically boiling down to the fact that it works okay on GNOME 2.14.3, and that the author does not intend to support people with visual impairments, or people that want their gnome panel to look sexy.
Now, I know I'm often pretty blunt sometimes, but I really feel like I shouldn't have bothered and just switched readers given the response.
Anybody got any good ideas for a GNOME RSS reader?

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Richard has over 10 years of experience developing open source software. He is the maintainer of GNOME Software, PackageKit, GNOME Packagekit, GNOME Power Manager, GNOME Color Manager, colord, and UPower and also contributes to many other projects and opensource standards. Richard has three main areas of interest on the free desktop, color management, package management, and power management. Richard graduated a few years ago from the University of Surrey with a Masters in Electronics Engineering. He now works for Red Hat in the desktop group, and also manages a company selling open source calibration equipment. Richard's outside interests include taking photos and eating good food.

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