Jena, you're right... I wonder if Googleplus will ever be as popular as Facebook. For me it's better, more flexible, and can be used for both, professional and personal lives thanks to the circles concept.
Anyway, as +Denis Labelle
suggested, you may not be following the right people. Furthermore, it needs a bit of time. If I am not wrong, Facebook started back in 2004, but we can say that it wasn't until 2008 when it really started to be popular worldwide :)
By the way, I added you to my circles ;)