The delay is by design so that people can move quickly through the list without marking articles read.
Jeff - I'm aware that you are trying to keep options/preferences to a minimum (and THANK YOU for that), but I was wondering if this is one you might consider as an option.
It's obvious that there are several different usage patterns for an RSS reader. Some prefer a shorter delay, others prefer a longer delay (me for instance
) as I often delete articles (read or unread), which has the undesired effect of marking the next article read - even when it's not.
For now - knowing how to change the default delay is enough, but I wanted to throw this feature request out for discussion.