I totally agree with this and it's one of my biggest pet peeves. I have stated on my profile rules to not add me if you're going to be active. I'm here to talk to others about my stuff. If they add me I expect participation and conversation. I have been here 8 years and I only have 90 watchers. Of those I'd say 7 are active. Everyone few months I will clean out my watchers. I don't need the ones that don't do anything. It's the same as not having any. So I have never gone over 100. I don't care about looking like I have tons of friends. I'm not here to collect names. I'm here to chat. I have one guy that doesn't watch me, but every time I upload to a certain group he always comments so he's more valuable to me than most of my "watchers"
I have 10 watchers and only 3 seem to really care about my stuff and I can say that they are true friends! There's also 2 others that are ok and the rest are just random people who clicked the watch button just for the hell of it. I don't care about getting a bazillion watchers, I only want watchers who actually care about the stuff I post!