It would appear that Google has a longer vision for Google+ now that they have stripped out many of it's original core functions (i.e. Photos). Looking at the changes to the community as a focus on just that...communities and collections...it will be interesting to see what the long play is for the network. So many people have derided the network for a lack of participant numbers as compared to other more popular ones. As a long standing member of Google+ I can honestly say that what the network may lack in quantity it far exceeds in quality. Personally I have no qualms about having fewer members than Facebook or Twitter if it means the conversations are deeper and more intelligent. I'm looking forward to seeing what the changes bring as part of the network and the future of the network as a whole.