, it is a little true, I'm finding. Doesn't mean I don't still prefer it.
I use G+ in a much different manner than I use Facebook, however, and I think it was set up that way from the start.
On Facebook, if I friend you, you're my friend and that's that. I don't do all of the lists there. If I post something and you are one of my Friends you see it all.
But on G+ I use the circles to group people so they see less noise. And I have found it is becoming a substitute for email when I want to have a group conversation. It's easier and cleaner. I get a lot of good discussion that way.
However, when I post a question that I think I would get a lot of feedback on to my circles at large? Crickets. Mostly crickets. Maybe if I made those discussions Public I may get more answers/feedback/whatever.
So, really, I think it depends on what you are using G+ for and how you use it as to how you view the Crickets "issue."
I'm wordy and likely said what's already been said. Nice to meet ya.