I've been using a Firefox extension to read RSS feeds for years - the built-in RSS functionality has always been far too basic for real use.

Still, I'd have much rather seen Mozilla build better RSS functionality, rather than simply removing it altogether.

"far too basic for real use."

For some, myself included, basic is all we want. IF something piques my interest, I will open it. Otherwise, I have a basic idea of current events in < 10 minutes and get on w/ life... sans cookies, tracking, ads, java heavy page loads, etc.

Engineering 101: Simple is the most advanced technology. It is not the most profitable, however. YMMV.

I agree with all you say, except for one thing.

When I installed the fantastic Cookie Autodelete extension [links below], I had it with the option for allowing notifications on deletion, and I realised that all my live bookmarks were setting cookies.

No big deal, but thought you'd like to know.

[1] https://github.com/Cookie-AutoDelete/Cookie-AutoDelete

[2] https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/cookie-autode...

[3] https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/cookie-autodelete/...