Hi everyone, I am more of a reader of this forum than a poster. I have been a Mac user since the mid 80's and currently have 2 apple computers, 3 iPads, iPhone 5, and 4 iPods. I love the technology and the software. There is nothing like it. I have used android and the windows systems and they just can not compare in their performance, usability or quality. What I do have problems with is being forced by Apple to use iCloud. I feel that using iCloud should be a personal decision. I am starting this thread to see how many people feel that we should have the decision to be able to back up our information on our own hard drive if we want. If the majority of us feel that we should have this choice maybe we can start a petition to send to Apple to bring back this ability in the current and future IOS's and iTunes. I vote YES to having the choice to backup my information on my hard drive or iCloud. How about you?