You can read a couple of thoughts I have about RSS feeds here: http://www.almosteffortless.com/2006/08
...but I'm surprised to hear that you guys aren't RSS junkies. I don't know how I'd get by without it, honestly. I think you've got to use a dedicated desktop app, though, for the speed. I like NNW at lot, but I'm hoping that Apple Mail is going to come out with some really nice RSS features that push the "RSS as Email" metaphor so people start to really get it. I wouldn't be surprised if we see a real boom in RSS (not that there hasn't been one already) in the next few years.