I'm a MySpacer
Well, not exactly. Like Wize, I have come across a few old friends via MySpace. I don't log in very often, and amusingly my MySpace profile has zero references to my website. :-)
It was chosen on the basis of two things. Firstly, back when I signed up, MySpace actually let strangers view your profile in most cases. Facebook, on the other hand, presented you with a login/register prompt. I did not wish to sign up to anything until I knew the person I found was actually the person I was looking for. FFS, Google could read more than me - the link information seemed to have part of the profile but all I got was a prompt. So I went with MySpace. It might seem to be the less privacy-oriented, but on the other hand it only stores and displays what you tell it...
And the second reason? I'm sorry. I know the origins, but whatever - "Facebook" is a REALLY daft name.
I've not checked out the account deletion options with MySpace. To be honest I'm not overly bothered. I'm more likely just to let it "lapse", but I don't because it is also a useful contact address to give to people who I would like to think of me as being in some way "normal". My personal site is geek-central. :-)
Oh, and yes, I got invitations from bands I'd never heard of, but there's an option to turn this off.
I also got "invitations" from girls I'd never heard of, but there's a delete button.
My *only* complaint about MySpace is I got a random message from an interesting sounding Chinese girl. I went to write back and was told that - basically - MySpace.com and MySpace.cn don't talk to each other any more. Or more likely some political bollocks is stopping it. So I "friended" the girl and left a hello comment via a proxy (just in case). I am listed as a friend so I guess she accepted. Still can't mail her but at least I could raise the middle finger just a little bit...
Oh, and that bit about the demise of MySpace and all the adverts? In France MySpace is third (it's in today's Ouest-France, Facebook is #1), and they're all steadily (slowly) increasing in popularity. Up is better than down. As for the adverts, I have ABP so... what adverts? :-)
Badgers 'cos that what makes MySpace and Facebook run. Lots of badgers on a really big traction wheel. Kinda like the one at Singleton...