You were right to delete it. It is just a phase people are going through, although it does have over 400 million registered users. People spend far too much time on there. Instead of meeting up and having a chat face to face, they provide information to their friends on how their life is going. It is all very generic, all your friends see the same updates. But do you really want EVERYONE knowing about your business? I have had my Facebook account for a while, and while I used to use it a lot, I rarely go on there now. I spend more time out with my friends and family, and more time talking over the phone. You made the right choice. If you are looking for status updates from your friends, or they are looking for your status updates, you can always use Gmail Buzz, which has status updates without all the added extra, like Mafia Wars, and who hugged who, or who poked how.