Colin I’ll be interested in what you come up with.
It sounds like WordPress links will be with us for a while, thanks for the reassurance Chris & Alan.
I think I’ve still got the odd copy of magpieRSS running somewhere too. I’ve also been musing about inoreader. It does a lot of nice things. Mine is probably a bit disorganised and large for a blog roll at the moment, but I might organise it at some point.