myspace does has it's uses...
...it's a great place for bands. I'm in one, and the first thing a promoter will ask when we're booking a gig is "what's your myspace address?".
People can go on, listen to music, see a few pics and read a bit about the band. Great.
As a social networking site, it's fucking awful. I don't want to listen to my friend's favourite track - to be perfectly honest I really don't give a fuck about it.
As a site in general, it's also piss poor - I tend to peruse the internet on my mac, using Firefox, and myspace layout is simply shocking on that. It's slow, there's random boxes all over the place, i have to sideways scroll even though the content is supposed to fit to 800x600. It's basically a bloated, unusable piece of crap.
But then, facebook is very much the same - the only real difference is facebook seem to have a better HTML guy, so all the shit they ram down your throat is at least contained within the confines of your screen.
Hopefully this relaunch will not only make myspace a usable, pleasant place to visit, but also forget the dillusional idea of it being 'the' social networking site, and get down to what it does - despite it's flaws - do quite well; the hosting and delivery of music and information to, and from, like minded fans.