Most of the Microsoft apps are junk. Just get the "apps" for the sites that you follow and stop putting up with Microsoft's half-assed attempt.
I'm curious how this thread goes because I'm not quite sure what I'll do when Google Reader stops.
If you dive into the apps they are literally a hairs breadth away from being GREAT. I mean the include feed from every site I follow but your ability to customize them is really not there. I mean its cool because they have feed from sites that stopped supporting RSS feeds. If you guys have an alternative app to do what I want please let me know.