The experience is generally what you make it. As much as I'm not fond of FB selectively tailoring your news feed based on your browsing habits, you can generally pick and choose what you want to see by unfollowing whomever you want. It became much more challenging for those of us managing business pages when they decided to extort us to get in touch with our follower base, so unfortunately personal pages are starting to double back as business pages. Re: the privacy stuff, you're not safe anywhere. Gmail, Dropbox, your browser, your OS, your smartphone etc. are all compromised. This is just the natural result of our intelligence agencies' vast over-reach and our continual loss of individual rights. It's a topic for another discussion, but save to say that if you leave Facebook for privacy concerns, you had better drop off the grid entirely if you want nobody to be able to monitor you. Just go in with the notion that anything and everything you store or share online can be brought up, and leave as much sensitive data offline as you possibly can.