Well, this problem has not yet been addressed by the Google team... but it has been addressed by me.
I greased up the monkey and with one fell swoop made Google Reader's interface one gripe cleaner. My new Greasemonkey script copies the title/URL from the top of every item and includes it at the bottom as well.
If, on the other hand, you're mystified by this whole Greasemonkey thing, I'll give a brief explanation. Greasemonkey is a Firefox add-on that lets users create scripts that will affect the content of web pages before they're displayed in the browser. There are thousands of pre-made scripts to be found at userscripts.org, affecting all sorts of popular sites, and you can always badger your favorite nerds into making custom ones. Some of my favorite pre-made scripts are:
1) AutoPagerize, which causes page 2 (then 3 etc) to automatically be inserted at the end of page one for many popular site. Tired of 'next'ing your way through your Google search results or Twitter timeline? This handy script just requires you to scroll and the next bunch magically appear.
2) YousableTubeFix, this does a bunch of handy things to YouTube pages, the most handy of which is defaulting the the "HD" videos, and increasing the size of the player dramatically. YouTube has never been so pleasant.
That ought to be enough to get you started, but with Greasemonkey, pretty much anything you've ever dreamed you could do with a website is possible.
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