The race for a credible Google Reader replacement has been on for months since the Google Reader Shutdown. One of the contending services, Feedspot, just gained a big advantage with an announcement this morning that their RSS Export feature was now available for free accounts. The RSS export feature had previously only been available with the paid accounts, and fills a big functionality hole none of the other Google Reader Replacements had successfully filled - easy export of your data from your Feed Reader.
Some of us Google Reader users had used it as part of a workflow of generating content for later re-use in other software or other venues. We depended on being able to easily export items we tagged or starred, reusing them elsewhere. For example, as input to a list of news items you'd put into a newsletter.
The general principle is that it's your data, and therefore you must be free to make use of that data.