I don't want the general public to know who I have in certain circles (any family who gets on G+, for example). The settings tells me that I can control this, but so far I haven't been able to find any way to do that, let alone a simple way.
One of the reasons I've decided to try G+ after years of loudly and publicly hating Facebook is G+'s apparent commitment to privacy and information control ... but this is a pretty major thing.
So what's the deal, Google? How can I allow certain people or circles to be viewable in my profile, while keeping certain other people or circles private only to me?
EDIT: Here's how you do it: Go to your profile. Click the EDIT button. Hover your mouse over the little Earth icon next to your Circles, and you'll get a menu to change it. (via +WilliamReichard, and others.)
Um ... are you fucking serious, Google? Either you're deliberately making this complicated and difficult -- a very Facebook thing to do, by the way -- or it's profoundly bad UI design.
I realize this is still in a limited beta, so I hope Google will make a change so this is easier and more intuitive to control. Remember that a huge complaint with Facebook is how Byzantine the privacy (well, what Facebook claims is privacy) controls are. MAKE THIS EASIER, GOOGLE. It's the right thing to do.