I tried a few of the Win32 RSS Readers and absolutely hated them; they all tried to be too fancy and out-feature each other. I don't want anything that has its own built-in html renderer. I certainly don't want you to recommend related feeds to me or anything like that. I just want a list of my RSS subscriptions and show me the ones with unread updates, then I'll click it and you can open the original page in Firefox. (even Google Reader is too fancy for my taste; I don't like the in-Reader view of the feed, which often renders wrong; just open the source page in a new tab).
(actually I suppose I don't really care for RSS at all; don't send me the text of an update, all I want is a date stamp of last update so I can see when it changes).
Anyway, suggestions please.
Also if someone knows a webmail + spam filter that can integrate with a POP3 reader, I would drop gmail too, and be happy about my pointless solitary boycott of Google.