A couple noticeable effects of the RSS change:
(1) the number of comments here doubled or tripled briefly in the aftermath, returning to "normal" levels by about... now; and
(2) more people seem to be aware now of several other ways to grab the comic than relying on the site feed, due to someone or other having taken a "roll your own" approach (inspired by Dilbert himself no doubt).
I expect it's had its truly intended effect as well: more visitors to the site (me for one), possibly on a regular basis (oooh, look--comments... funny!).
I think this *is* their method of "fixing" the RSS feed (as in, before--it was broken, now--it's fixed, woohoo!).
Anyway, I can just double-click in Thunderbird, and it opens the page (in Thunderbird). A little effort--sure, but not that annoying. (And, frankly, it's not that hard to "fix" (as in, restore) the feed oneself--with a little coding, if one were of a mind to do so.) The site's still a little new to me, so I still kind of like it and don't mind visiting (to read all of the comments about fixing the feed and whatnot ;) ).
Gee, talk about entitlement.
You are getting to see the strip for free and yet you complain that you need to enter the page to see it?
If you do not like to enter a web page. You can always buy a newspaper and read it.