Future of iCloud speculation.
The date was October 15th, three days after the launch of iCloud. I had resubmitted for an access authorization email at least 30 times and I was becoming pessimistic. I summoned my roommate, who happens to work for Apple, and demanded that he, "FIX THIS ****." Fifteen minutes later the matter was resolved.
The preamble characterizes my dissatisfaction so far.
iCloud doesn't really make much sense at the moment, at least for Mac users. Contacts and Calendars are handled by Gmail; maybe not a matter of convenience but more of establishment. Document syncing is defunct for users who don't own an iPhone and iPad. Insisting that users adopt an @me.com email address is almost comical. The only semi useful feature is "find my mac" only in the instance that my computer is stolen. I assumed that Apple would include the ability to sync application data and settings, but no. Actually this last bit was the only reason I ever endeavored to get iCloud working. It seems, for now, iCloud will set idling on my computer collecting virtual dust.
I guess what I am looking for is the Apple Chromebook. I feel that I should be able to open my Macbook Air and have any changes made to my iMac reflected. I don't want to continue to sync playlists, or fix settings. I feel like the eve of continuous computing is upon us, but Apple focused too much on their mobile products with iCloud.