Nice move Google, now I have more reason to ditch your services all together. Now, the only two things left are search and Gmail.
About them closing Google Reader, I’m very very disappointed. They should not have entered the market in the first place. They directly and indirectly killing their potential competitors before they even had the chance to compete by keeping Reader FREE. Now, hopefully, this news will spur developers to finally contribute in this space. I don’t mind paying for a great service. The time for using services free is now over, in a positive way.