After two days of using an RSS aggregator I have seen the light. My RSS feed now contains full entries, not short ones, reversing an earlier decision. Truncated feeds are so obnoxious in an aggregator I had to change immediately. My apologies to my long suffering readers.
I still don't like the blandness and detachment of RSS readers. Oh, and my RSS 0.91 feed isn't going to validate. I'll be switching to Atom soon and deprecating RSS.