Here's the good news: Digg Reader is a real thing in the world that exists, and at the very latest, you'll have access to it by next Wednesday, June 26th. I just landed at an early invite page for the service, and with a click, imported my 500 or so feeds from Google Reader in seconds. Hey, it works.
After churning its way through my account, I saw it, the product everyone has been waiting for since Digg announced its ambitious plan to replace Google Reader two months ago: An RSS reader in black and white and grey. If you've been reading Digg since the Betaworks-bailout, you'll recognize the clean, minimal design. It'll pop a little more when the full version is live next week and all of your favicons are showing up. Digg insisted I tell you that I'm using a "beta-beta". The interim version I'm using looks like this, but it's got most of what you're going to see next week.