I cancelled my myspace account today.
It's like the online equivalent of attemping to respectfully end a phone call with a telemarketer. (In other words, the system seems designed to make you lose your patience). You have to hand it to the myspace powers that be. It's not enough to track down the Delete My Account link and then intentionally click on it. You have to sort through a precaution on simpler, "less drastic" ways to deal with myspace email spammers. And after again clicking your assertion to go through with deleting the account, you get not one but two additional screens giving you a green button to keep your account or a red button to delete the account. I half expect to get an email from Tom titled "Are You REALLY REALLY Sure?"
Somewhere in there was an option to leave a comment as to why I was leaving. I don't think my reasons would have meant much to the myspace people. It definitely wouldn't be something they could repackage, toss in front of a test audience or market group, reconfigure again and roll out as part of some sort of improvement to their service. I just...couldn't think of a good reason to keep it.