Sorry I didn’t manage to respond to this earlier - just realized the Discourse forum thing was happening.
I guess my pesonal take is that I want web software in general to be less hostile to my interests, and at this point I don’t think we have any realistic choice but to view Google, Facebook, Twitter, et al. as adversaries.
I run anti-adtech extensions, and I’m a developer with web experience, so I pretty much know how to access stuff that breaks when using all this software to protect me from the other software I’m using. So for the moment, I’m equipped to make some choices about opting out. Most users of the web aren’t, and it’s hard for me to think of a reason that only specialists should be equipped to make basic choices about who collects and exploits their data.
I’m not going to stop using NewsBlur just now. It’s good software with a bunch of features I like, and I really want feedreaders to be part of the web ecosystem, so to that end I’ll probably keep paying for it regardless of whether I’m actively using it. But every time I load it up and notice those little counters on PB / uBlock / NoScript, I think a little harder about whether I ought to migrate to some self-hosted solution for actual use.
(Thanks for your time, by the way - I am conscious that I’m being a pain in the ass when I post stuff like this.)