How little does Google care about Reader, you ask? This much:
This picture is of the Google settings screen for default “Send to” sites, and Google+ is not an option.
It amazes me that people are trying to integrate the popular RSS service with Google+, and Google is making it such a pain. And don’t even get me started on the fact they have thus far ignored Reader in the design refresh frenzy.
Perhaps it’s a sign that the uber-consumer types rely on RSS more than the rest of the world, but it seems us “power users” (I hate that term) should be shown some more love.