It bothers me if they're being dishonest. Tell me how many people actively shared things on Google+ yesterday. Telling me how many people have ever used Google+ in the past isn't useful, and is going to vastly distort peoples perception.
> "I guess I reject the notion that since you don't like/use it, no one does."
Sure, valid point. I'd reply that out of all my facebook friends, a few tried google+, and none actively use it that I know of. So it's not just me.
It's also telling that you got a huge amount of value out of Wave as well as plus. Perhaps Google+ isn't that much different to Wave... in which case it's doomed.
Release Wave -> Failing -> Buy Etherpad -> Wave fails
Release Google+ -> Failing -> Buy Meebo -> Google+ fails
Don't get me wrong, I love Google. But I can see history repeating itself here...
Except etherpad technology is actively being used in google docs, maybe more than it has ever been used in wave, and docs is quite far from dead