Google has removed the link to Google Reader from the main list of links at the top of its Gmail page; it's still available, but you have to click the 'More ▼’ link now and choose from the dropdown menu.
A lot of RSS fans (including me) are upset about this, as shown in this TechCrunch article. Although I use an excellent RSS aggregator, FeedDemon, at home, I use GMail and Google Reader via the Web at work, and I was somewhat put out that the link seemed to have disappeared.
As the TechCrunch article says,
You can customize Gmail to a degree, and – particularly for a free product – that’s really awesome, but you can’t yet change the order of the top menu items – and that’s what’s getting users riled up.
Maybe Google will listen to this vocal subset of users, maybe they won’t. But I think it may be better if we don’t wait to see what happens, and instead a TechCrunch-reading developer immediately starts coding a browser extension that puts the damn ‘Reader’ link back.
Since we can't install stuff on our work machines an extension wouldn't be any use to me, though ...