I just got my first comments on Olive from someone I don't actually know. That is to say, a user who isn't someone I directly asked to try it for testing purposes. This is the first paragraph:
I've been using Olive, and I think it's terrific. I think your design is right, and the radical simplification of getting news delivered chronologically is changing the way I relate to the web.
It's from Eben Moglen.
It feels pretty good.