I'm considering purchasing another new 17" MacBook Pro within a few weeks. Obviously it will be Lion equipped, with iCloud deeply embedded. I'm very eager to experience Lion. My personal highly secure home network is very robust, stable & fast. It includes NAS, fiber optics & wi-fi. Fully sorted & trouble free, I plan on keeping it away from all clouds. Currently my Macs are centered on OS X 10.6.5. I have no need for the Mac app store or iCloud. It's not that I have anything against Apples "progress", it just doesn't factor into my needs, preferences, or system. I'd like to buy a new MBP to enjoy Lion, without iCloud. Is this possible?