I just completed the task of installing and setting up my blog-lines account. It is simply amazing how easy the task was to complete. The only issue I had was when I moved to our class blog site and used the link to add the RSS it always asked me to sign in one more time. There must be an easier method and I will find it as I continue to investigate this site.
On a practical note, I can see why this is much easier having information sent to you rather than you go looking for information. This is like "executive summary" for Internet surfers. Good stuff.