Far to easy for what? Not everyone necessarily wants to be hidden.
No, but giving out lots of personal information in a unregulated arena isn't a terribly good idea. You put your name out there, roughly where you live and talk about how excited you are about going on holiday on Friday.
You've just told the whole world that your house is going to be empty. They have your name, your approximate location and access to your address via information from the electoral roll which is freely available on the internet.
See what I mean?
You'd need to be a pretty good bet for a huge haul for most burglars to be bothered with that. There's plenty of houses in all areas that are easy to break in to. I'd have thought most burglaries are opportunistic. Having said that I don't intend to test the theory.