I am no longer a slave to Facebook.
I figure the friends that need to reach me know how. Those that don't probably weren't friends to begin with. It was fun, it fed the nosy.
Upon deactivating, it gives you a list of "friends who will miss you." Oddly enough, one of them is my husband, who has not been on Facebook for who knows how long, and the three others were people I didn't even realize I was friends with. Good stuff.