To anyone who actually used Google Wave: was it a failure for you?

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One of the sore spots of Google from the last 5 years has obviously been Google Wave. I was reminded of the failure when reading the news for Google Babel, set to be revealed at I/O 2013, if rumours are correct. Spawned in 2010, Wave was an attempt to change internet communication. However, it never really took off.

So I was just wondering, did anyone here actually use Wave? Was it a feature, or just the main concepts that made you use it? And, if it was still running today, would you be using it? Or was Google Wave simply a failure in design, rather than marketing?

At the time I remember people saying that it just needed more time to find its feet. So I want to know whether, as a Wave user, anyone found this to be true?