Just as you wouldn't trust any other company if they pulled the plug on a product that you had been using for many years? Or do you trust Google less than an other company who did something similar? If so, why? Trying hard to understand this
I trust Google less with its own products because they've been pulling the plug on so many in such a short amount of time. They seem to be uncaring with respect to the dependency people have on these products, too.
Well, to be honest, no other companies had a service that I enjoyed using so much and depended upon so strongly. And no other companies have the wide variety of quality web-based services and products that Google has.
Regarding Reader, for me, it does more than just allow me to read feeds. I depended heavily on the public tags feature which allowed me to tag feeds and individual items from other feeds under a specific topic to create a new public feed that I then passed into FeedBurner for others to syndicate.
I didn't say evil and heartless. I don't believe Google is evil. I just don't think they consider the impact they have on users and their trust in the company when they place so much emphasis on a product for so long only to yank it away.
It's like giving a puppy to someone and 5-8 years later, telling them it's going to be shot dead in 3 months.