I added to an existing thread in another part of the board, but I want to put this here too because it is a request and feedback, plus something I think needs to be addressed overall.
The main area is the RSS feeds and the "MORE" tag. I write a couple of blogs with longer posts, and in order to make the feeds reasonable for aggregation sites, I tend to take the first couple of paragraphs, and then slip in a MORE tag, which keep the feed shorter, and also keeps my site's front page from being packed full of the post (often 20 or more paragraphs, or containing multiple larger images).
From version 1.6 or so to 2.3.3, this feature worked great. Put in a more tag, and the results on your blog and on your RSS feed were totally in sync.
Not anymore. the RSS feeds now entirely ignore the more tag, and further, the only two choices for the feeds now are full or very limited, neither of which works for me.
The bigger question is this: Why do the people programming WordPress feel the need to break things all the time, removing features without notice, and without consideration for who might use them and why? I understand that people may want other features, but is there a reason to remove an existing feature that works perfectly and really helps out in many ways?
Is there a way to get this feature put back in? It is truly annoying to work without it, and I know at least a couple of people here are losing access to aggregation sites because their feed is too large.