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I agree with the empty dance floor problem. I almost never use G+, as I stated above, so it makes sense that my Home tab (Newsfeed? Home tab? I don't know what it's supposed to be called) is skimpy and filled with dated posts. The fact that two of the people in my circles both posted about the lack of people on G+ as their last posting seems to imply that that other people are seeing the empty dance floor problem as well. I'm not trying to tell you that you're wrong in any way, I've just tried to stress that, personally, Google+ hasn't interested me. It apparently has lost a bunch of the people I've circled too, judging from the lack of activity in my circles. My guess is that there have been many silent defectors in addition to the people that publicly post about it.
I wasn't making a sweeping generalization. It's great that there are people enjoying G+ and getting a lot of utility out of it (seems to be a common theme that there are super passionate G+ users in this thread!), I'm just trying to say that I, and others, have seen the empty dance floor problem. To some people that's kind of a turn off.
About the disagreeable posts (I take it you're talking about the screenshots I took?)- I don't find those disagreeable at all! Those are two of my friends expressing their opinions, if I blocked them purely because I disagreed with them that seems a bit closeminded.
I think there's a lot of truth here. A friend of mine was an intern in the Google Bold program, so our group of friends at university all got invites to Beta pretty much when it opened. It was really popular for a little bit, but interest seemed to die pretty fast.
Maybe my group of friends just isn't active on G+. Maybe I'm not utilizing it as a 'new club' like another commenter mentioned, where I can meet new people. I personally don't use G+, I think there are only a few postings from me in the last year.
But when my Home tab has these pictures http://i.imgur.com/57qmU.png and http://i.imgur.com/ixtbk.png, it seems like some of my friends and their networks are seeing the same issue I am. Maybe that's just indicative of my group of friends not using G+ that much, but I feel no real incentive to spend time on G+ when everything I really care about in a social website is taken care of by Facebook already.
Just some thoughts!