Warren Ellis sums up my situation too:
It’s an interesting service, but it’s nigh impossible to find the people I actually know or am interested in within the flood of faces.
I posted this on Google+:
Because people have to use real names here, I have zero idea of wtf is Sharing with me. Incoming has become overwhelming and I don’t want Stream to be that way too, so I’m closing my Circles. No more additions.
And it was hell just digging that up.
“Intuitive” is not a word I would apply to it, either.