Re: Me too
Well, at least you talked about using Google services and complained about privacy in two different paragraphs. That's a start.
On Linux if you are using more than one device and you need to keep them in Sync, Google is the only reasonably comfortable way to go.
Let's face it, everyone, including the most diehard of Linux users, uses cloud services, if only to keep calendars and emails synced across PCs and phones. That's where the privacy argument blows up.
So the question comes down to which company do you trust more to handle your data with some semblance if integrity: the one whose ad revenue makes up 90% of its total, or the one whose ad revenue barely registers on its income statement?
It really comes down to your last sentence:
"I don't like it, but the choices available are a Giant Douche and a Turd Sandwich. "
I couldn't agree more. I feel old saying this but they don't build 'em like they used to...