With all the free storage available elsewhere, I decided to dump my paid iCloud storage upgrade. It has been tough. In typical Apple fashion, they have integrated iCloud into so many aspects of OS X, that it is a Herculean effort to detangle. I have had to delete all files on iCloud just to keep my mac.com email functioning. 5 GB these days is nowhere near enough for basic functionality. I am very happy to be moving away from the Apple ecosystem as it really is just one big money drain.