I also think God has been useless from the very beginning, but I can understand that some people find him comforting in the sense as I just described him.
As I said, God isn't much use unless we can apply the concept to our daily life. If reflection on God does not help you intereact in a more positive way with others, then find something else.
The problem with God is that it almost always becomes personal. Talking about God in the more philosophical way proves God to be more interesting than talked about in the religious terms.
People take such discussions personally because they have faith but no understanding. Without understanding, any criticism of faith is a great risk to the believer's sensibilities. I recall on my college campus a church group handing out flyers warning students not to take certain classes because the classes might cause people to question their faith. The list included, of course philosophy, but even such course as literature and history. For making such a fuss about faith, these people have very little of it if they cannot even face criticisms of their faith. What kind of faith is that? It's nonsense.
Philosophical discussion about God is certainly interesting. As for religious discussion, often what we hear is the same old rhetoric - quoting verses and blah blah blah. Very little seems to relate to living. But that's all religion should be - living. Of course, unless you find value in reflecting on God, I see no reason for your spiritual path to include God.
Hunter Thompson said something once, and I thought it to be interesting. "At the top of the mountain we are all snow leopards." In Buddhism, a snow leopard is someone who achieves enlightenment without the aid of a teacher. Someone who reached the top by their own path, without directions.