I personally have not found much use for friends. My experience is that people want something. I would like to have one person I could have coffee and conversation with and that's all. But the "woe is me" bullshit always interferes. Blah blah blah....I have problems too. But it would kick ass to not talk about that crap with someone for a while.
It takes a lot of time and energy to be a good friend. My friend list is embarrassingly small (blank actually) yet people want to spend time with me and be my friend. I like to do things alone unless I don't want to do it, then Ill usually get my sister or boyfriend to tag along. self-centered.