I love the idea of the BBC ranking its huge output by email and readership frequencies. The NYT has done this exceedingly well with its 'most read' and 'most blogged' ratings.
Trouble is, the BBC's glitzy web 2.0 "Most Popular Now" site is achingly, impossibly, slow.
The non-graphical version doesn't appear at all
Give me fast web 1.0 any time.
I'll see if their RSS version is any better.
Speed, speed, speed ... give me speed ...