I can really relate to this. Was fighting for an invite, and when I finally got one, I had no one to “wave” with! Had to dig up public waves to find uses of the services, which just cramped up my inbox. Luckily, I got 28 invites which I gave to friends.
TBH, after using the service, the excitement quickly wore off. But I won’t write it off just yet for two reasons:
1- Wave is still crude, and still in it’s beta stage.
2- Will wait until its public roll-out to see how it goes from there
Remember, Twitter seemed stupid in the beginning, but people found creative ways to use the service. I am crossing my fingers that Wave will be the same.