I first discovered this whole RSS thing (and blogging as well),just about a month ago. i read weblogs and kept seeing "syndicate" and other links like that. i couldnt understand what that was for. i had to really look hard to find out how to read RSS feeds. still much is not very clear to me, but i learn fast. but the main point is that this is NOT for the average web surfer. it takes too much tech knowladge and knowhow to deal with reading RSS feeds. it's too complex, and you need to know what you are doing..
perhaps each "syndicate me" button should have a link near it to "learn all about rss feeds" or something like that..