I can see that this will most likely be an alternate to facebook, not a replacement (unless all my political feeds take this up too) but I like the simplicity. Also the NO ADS!!!! the unfiltered content (hate the way fb chooses what I see) and the open policies about participation, user names, etc.
What I need now are more people in my feeds, more interesting stuff, and my own posts to build content. Willing to try tho!