I always was a big desktop application guy, until I started using so many computers and devices in parallel. So closing Reader hit me hard. Where have you been moving to? Many people seem to use Feedly, but I kinda hate the fact that you need a browser extension, and I also do not like the site layout much.
I have been testing "The Old Reader" and today the "digg reader". The later looks good and has a really nice and fast mobile app of iOS.
What's your weapon of choice?