Because I don't know about anyone else, but I've always preferred actually you know, OWNING things. The feel of coming home from the shops (or I guess buying on a site like Amazon.com and getting it delivered) with something new and getting to do whatever the hell I want with it is kind of awesome. I see no reason to ever give up any of that. In fact, part of me suspects both sides of the political spectrum (and a lot of companies nowadays) would love to take away the idea of private property and rights and basically just return everything to the feudal system. That's what I see a lot of 'services' as, an attempt to reduce people to numbers and to make them all the same, to take away people's rights to actually own anything and to take away much of the fun of website management and setup. I just get a bad taste in my mouth from all this stuff. It's also why in the video game world, I practically NEVER buy games as digital downloads unless there's no other choice. I prefer the rights to resell my games and lend them to others over some silly convenience crap. More to the point, it reminds me rather worryingly of the old days of free forum hosting and buying expensive 'services' that basically just locked you into their offerings and let you do nothing interesting on them. I quit that stuff with services like Invisionfree and Proboards, I ain't buying into anything like that ever again (besides, installing modifications and hacks is one of the best things about forum setup). So yeah, is anyone else a bit wary of the whole 'software as a service' thing and cloud providers and other stuff? And do they sometimes worry about how many people seem to be willing to give up most of their rights for nothing more than 'peace of mind'?