But I also realized that a lot of the people I was connected to on Facebook were people that I don't talk to regularly for a reason. While they are acquaintances, they really aren't true friends. But yet here I was, seeing their status updates, pictures and day-to-day life.
Sounds like the author isn't aware that he can control who and what appears on his (former) newsfeed. I wonder if simply utilizing such controls would improve the experience to the point that he would be willing to remain a user. If he would be willing to remain, then the question becomes that of why Facebook Inc. doesn't make it blatantly more obvious that he can do that.