I don't love it but like it. It's my tool to keep in touch with my friends. As an expat, moving between countries and travelling some, I could easily lose contact with people I like and care about.
I have 40something friends. Only people I really know. I'm not a collector of strangers
Although one of my friends couldn't believe that it was my only account. She couldn't believe I didn't have hundreds of friends - she adds almost anyone who wants to friend her, whether or not she knows them