TL;DR: Peace out. I'm ignoring G+ from now on.
So, I'm vain. I share stuff to G+ from Google Reader (this may end soon, just fyi) and I like seeing who comments on, reshares, +1s those things. That means I look at and click on the red button notification at the top right when I'm in GReader.
Today, G+ just got even uglier. When you hover over a person's name (in the list of who's added you) it shows that stupid new banner, too. This is, simply, too much noise in a small-ish space. I could critique it longer, but I don't want to give G+ anymore of my (sacred) attention. (Hint: your attention is sacred, too.) G+ is just getting too ugly, too unuseful, and too insular.
So long and thanks for all the fish. No more GReader sharing. No more clicking on that Red button. If you need me, I'm over at grossmeier.net/about
Also, if anyone has any tips on a Fx plugin that will git rid of the ugly top black bar on googe.com
properties, send 'em my way!