Yeah...I think it's just going to take some time for +Google
to get it up and running well...there's a few glitches and some "need-for-improvement" in the interface, like the faintness of the icons and buttons, for example. I don't think there's any options to change the look, though I could be wrong. Wish I knew of them if there are.
So far, +Google
seems to be 'floundering' a little in some of the logistics and "guidance" for user-friendliness; like +Joseph Ned
says, "...connecting with people of similar interest" seems elusive here, and I would think that should be pretty high on the hierarchy of the "sharing tree", y'know?
Anyway, I guess time will tell. Here's hoping someone is browsing some of these posts, so they get a sense of some of the frustrations users are experiencing. Some of the +Google
products leave some things not done all that well, in my (humble) opinion. I think they expect users to be much more "savvy" than we really are (that's [s-a-v-v-y], not [s-a-w-y] -- sorry, it just looks strange with two "v"s together).
There's a way to let +Google
know, too...by clicking on the gear-shaped icon in upper right of page, then clicking on "Send Feedback". Don't know how well it works, but might be worth a try. I'm just sayin'...