I personally think facebook looks and acts much more natural then the version before the current incarnation. However im one of the few that seems to look forward to change.. Id hate to think about where we would be if web software was stuck in the late 90's.
I joined Facebook quite late and within a few weeks all of my old school friends had sent me friend requests.
I duly accepted and for the next few years not one of them bothered to get in touch.
So I removed them all.
Now I just use it to upload random photos of my daughter and to make the occasional witty comment on posts of what few remaining "friends" I have left.
It's definitely not something I spend any time or effort on though; I went through the whole phase of trying to coax Facebook users onto my site but I realised very quickly that it was a fruitless exercise.
Facebook can't replace a forum. As stated before, facebook is used by those who don't know how to use a forum or are uncomfortable with one. I've walked many users through their first forum experience and once they learned, they found the experience can't be replaced with a simple facebook/myspace group.
I use facebook to attract users. I can't deny the millions of users and potential networks can be good for the site. Some people can't tap into it, but for a time it really worked out for me. I've actually haven't bothered with mass mailing since I started using twitter and facebook.
Nope. Rest assured, there are others (like myself) who don't need fb to find friends
Facebook is just a big mess. I simply do not have enough time to filter out the useful content, deeply buried in mindless spam and stupid comments. People really should think first before touching a keyboard, but that's just my opinion.
Also, I don't want to be a product that is being sold by them.
Haha yeah I don't feel threatened by facebook in the slightest. I don't want the sort of content people provide on there. I don't mind the 'activity' itself, but I feel facebook is about being nosey more than it is connecting. So on a daily basis, facebookers sign on to brag/snoop around/stare at people without being called a stalker/and 'keep in touch'. While they're doing their daily, acceptable stalker, routine they check a few items of interest to their hobbies/life such as sales from vendors or events/updates from liked websites.
I have a regular facebook so that my wifey has someone to link to in a relationship. I have another 'fake' *against terms of service/I do not recommend this method* facebook to use for the websites I run and have pages for.