Just let me thumbs up something, without forcing me to “upgrade” to G+, you dickheads.
The problem, as Wheaton points out, isn’t that Google+ is a bad product — with the latest redesign, it’s actually pretty well done — it’s that Google is being way way way way too aggressive in shoving it in everyone’s face.
I imagine they see it as the product being good so why not leverage their massive properties to drive usage? The problem remains that this is not natural. Creating a “better” Facebook or Twitter has always been the wrong way for Google to go about social. That battle was over before it began. For the millionth time, it’s just like Bing versus Google in search.