Is there / shouldn't there be a way to set a maximum limit to the number of feeds that are fetched simultaneously?
I tried changing the "Number of requests" in the Network Connections options to 1, but that doesn't seem to do anything -- what is that option supposed to do?
I recommend setting different update intervals per feed under
Right click on the feed -> Properties
That would only really work if I kept the program open continuously, and read my news sporadically during the day as it trickled in at random times ... I (and most/many people?) read it all at once, mainly at one specific time of day (eg. every morning).
EDIT: And it doesn't address the bug, that the maximum number of concurrent feed fetches isn't being respected.