Google has changed the interface on Google Reader. It took a while for me to get used to the changes, but it was worth it -- the new layout is quite different, but it will likely appeal a larger group than the previous version.
After playing with the new layout, I am actually quite fond of it -- a lot of things make sense. The one behaviour I don't get is the "Home" tab shown when you first log into the service -- I would much prefer seeing the "All items" in the "List view" format as the default. Overall though, I am thinking Google Reader now has a much better chance of gaining traction.
Some new features include:
- Expanded view and list view
- Simplified sharing functionality
- Improved read-state management
- Infinite scrolling
- Unread counts
- Mark all as read