So, the good news about the feeds is that I found out how to get my content to appear completely in the feed reader without getting cutoff. What irritated me after that was the footer beneath the entries, which was not the footer I was expecting.
It turned out that when I had Feed Flare in Feedburner enabled and set to “show in feed”, it overrode my Ozh Better Feeds settings instead because both were fighting to be the footer of the RSS entries. Removing one or the other enabled them to work, just not simultaneously.
Glad that that is finally done.