@Martijn: Yeah, I'm still stuck on dial-up, so most cloud stuff is completely useless to me. I don't care so much about not having access to certain services, but when things get so bad that it takes several minutes just to navigate from one Web page to another on some sites, it becomes maddening. And the bloat doesn't really add a whole lot to the site in the first place!
For example, my favorite online shopping place is beginning to get stupid. They decided to make the search page dynamic, so the search bar doesn't reload, and the new items you search for show up magically underneath.
That's fine and all... but they set it up where if it can't retrieve the results in a ridiculously brief time frame, it will "recycle" the results. Thus, if I search for "canned beef", I get some results. But if I then search for "licorice", the page will load for like 3 seconds, and give up, giving me the results for "canned beef" again.
I spend a lot of money there, too. I wonder why they decided to alienate some customers, just so more-digitally-well-to-do customers have extra bells and whistles that add NOTHING to their shopping experience.