I worked on uRSSus for a couple of hours again, and it's working pretty nicely.
Really uses the ORM
Multiprocessing for a non-blocking UI (python-processing is awesome)
Adapts to the quirks of some feeds (why on earth would someone do a feed without dates? It's AOL FanHouse!)
I intend to keep working like this for a couple of weeks, and see how far I can get in feature parity to akregator.
No, I don't expect to reach feature parity, I only want to strive for it. SInce I lack the focusand/or energy for a multi year commitment it requires to write the average free software, I want to see how far a sprint gets me.
So far, it's fun.