bill - 8:35 am on Sep 12, 2012 (gmt 0)
An awesome post Robert Charlton.
It is somewhat reassuring to read the opinions of some in those linked articles/posts, that the disappearance of the API != the total demise of Feedburner.
It would still be nice to get someone at Google to respond to this in an official capacity, otherwise a lot of webmasters are going to start thinking of placing their feeds elsewhere. I primarily use Feedburner for the metrics it provides. Others use it for e-mail lists and other features. If this were to all go away we would appreciate some advance warning.