You know what? I"ve never looked at it. I don't know who's on it other than a few people who I keep seeing pulled into these discussions.
Like +P E Sharpe
sharp said - I used to think I wanted a million circlers - but no longer. I've seen what happens when people get that many people following them and I don't think it looks like a lot of fun. It's work and headache and pain in the butt! I don't know how they can function with all that bogging down. And the strange people and comments.. good grief!! I already have problems with those things and I'm just a small fish.
I've come to the realization of why I'm here. I'm here to show off my "meagre" photos. I'm here to learn. And most of all I'm here to meet like minded people who I can become friends with - and I have done that over and over again.
I'm not sure why this is such a bee in people's bonnets... is it because they are looking at G+ as a spot to become famous and sell a million prints? Is it an advertisement for their business? I guess I can see that they might be bothered by this list.
I see it as something for new comers. Someone new joins G+ and they don't have any direction or people to add - so they have the SUL to start off with. Why is that so wrong? I admit that I have yet to venture out of the photography venue here, so maybe my views are simplistic.... but I really feel that G+ is going to be what you make it.
Sure, a rotating system would be nice.. but still.. there are going to be people who never get on it and they will be unhappy.
The same could be said about all kind of things here, John. How many times have certain people been on Jared Klimek's Photo Extract? I had two photos, two days in a row that hit the what's hot list. One of them was shared over 70 times, over 1000 +'s and the comments maxed out at 500. I had both of these photos tagged for Photo Extract. They never made the page. Recently I saw a similar photo on there that had no where near the plusses, comments and shares that mine did.
I'm not going around worrying and complaining about it though. I don't understand how these things get decided and for the most part, I dont' really care. Would it have been nice to be in it? Yeah, sure it would! But it's not something that I'm going to make a big deal out of. Same thing with the SUL. It is what it is. Maybe some day they will change it to include more people, but guaranteed.... there will still be people who are left out of it who shouldn't be.