I respect those who email me & say, "Ya know, I don't think we have much in common, so I'm gonna remove you...good luck, no hard feelings."
I do NOT respect people who remove me without a word. I keep these people on my list because I continue caring about them....and then I do a friends list comparison & realize they took off. I cannot possibly know by "didn't you notice he/she wasn't responding anymore," because people go through phases where they don't respond. I just hate surprises like this. If you are on my friends list, & ever decide to remove me (certainly your choice), then please have the decency to email me & let me know. I think it's just rude otherwise, & that includes myself if I have done so in the past. Just because you have decided you don't like someone or have nothing in common, doesn't mean you can't have the decency to let them know what's up.
Sheesh. 5 people on my friends list bailed...I have no idea when, & no idea why. That bugs. Best of luck to ya anyway...you know who you are (but you probably aren't reading this, anyway, LOL).