Back in my Feed on Feeds days, I’d topped out at a little over 300 feeds aggregated regularly. [Okay, 323.] Now, using FeedLounge, I’m at 351 and growing.
FoF wasn’t scaling for me, both in its aggregation [it often caused CPU spikes and would hang mercilessly] and in its ability to let me sift through the aggregated results quickly and easily. The thing with power aggregating in 2005 is this: you’re going to pull in a lot of stuff that you really don’t care about. That’s because feeds are generally released by content producers, and content producers are never going to publish stuff that you’re 100% interested in. [The exception to that rule might be personal sites of close friends, but even then, my friends sometimes write about things that just don't interest me.]
But an aggregator that allows you to view new items in multiple ways will allow you to cross-section the information you’re aggregating in as many ways, and the end result is that you’re left with a better experience.
My experience is far more than just 9% better [in terms of feeds aggregated]. It’s probably … 50% better, at a minimum. So good that, in fact, I just dumped Feed on Feeds from my box. Bye bye, my lovely 10MB feed items datastore…