You mean “edited”? XD
Nah it was edited for spelling.
I thought I replied to the favorites/recommends thing, but now I remember that was last night and the site was slow and I didn't have the patience to keep trying to submit it. So… now I have to retype the whole thing I guess. Time-saving! That's me. :]
The feature set for readers is something like: comments. email alerts. favorite. share. recommend. like.
Comments: You can comment all OVER the site now, on tutorials and newsposts and podcasts and everything! :D Yaaaaay, one of my favorite things about the new site.
email alerts: This sends you an email when a comic you've earmarked for that service, updates. So you can keep a closer track on it.
Share: Various doodads for facebook, twitter and so on. These generate links etc. that you can post out into social media.
Like: I'm not sure what function this actually serves, it's basically just a popularity thing. Once you like something you can't unlike it (apparently), and you can only like a comic once. I haven't bothered to check yet whether you can like individual pages, but I don't think so. I think it all just counts toward the main comic.
Favorites: Puts the comic on your favorites list so you can follow it internally, like it does now. No change really. (Also lets you “duckmark” it, with set/go, which is convenient.) People's favorites are private.
Recommend: This is a public “favorites” list which shows up on your profile. It is independent to favoriting now. You don't necessarily have to favorite something to recommend it any more. I know in many cases you WILL want them to overlap, but there are some cases where you might not. Mainly, if you are recommending a comic that may not update any more, or that you prefer to follow in RSS or something, but don't want it cluttering up your Favorites list. Moving it to the top bar I think also makes it more obvious how to do that function, whereas before it was hidden in “manage favorites.”
And it appears they haven't implemented an rss feed for comics, I put in a Feedback thing about that. Hopefully it's easy enough to do, because I know people use it.