I think Dropbox is the best of the cloud services, smoother and faster sync than SkyDrive but SkyDrive gave me 25gb for free and I only have 3gb free for Dropbox, so I use a combination of services. They all work perfectly with my iPhone iPad and all my Windows PCs so all of my files are available on any device when I need them.
Wifi might be the norm, and I use it when i travel and on my laptop in the house. But I keep many things hardwired because it's more reliable and FASTER. I get about 85MB/sec across my wired gigabit ethernet connection, but am lucky to get 2MB/sec across my wireless. If others want to settle for slow ass wireless...be my guest.
I've yet to find that that many people, regardless of age, really care that much about Windows 8. I think the average joe probably doesn't even know what it is yet. And from Microsoft advertising, who can blame them. I can barely tell what the Surface Pro is supposed to be based on their crappy ad.
This is an old idea that has been reinvigorated in a time where the idea of a tablet is a neutered smartphone OS on a 10 inch screen that does simple tasks. Keyword here, SIMPLE TASKS. Ask anyone who hates the idea of a tablet what they consider a tablet does, SIMPLE TASKS. A the term PC to tablet, tablet PC, it ends up doing EVERTYHING that a phablet does and what a PC does.
Ask yourself this.
What is tablet for? What does it try to do ? Why do people buy them?
If you buy a 10 in notebook/ultrabook - as small as a tablet - not quite as light - which does what a laptop does - why would you want any kind of tablet stuff on there at all?
For those who don't want/need all that a laptop can do - they can get a tablet - might be even smaller e.g. 7in and might be much cheaper, too. Some available for as little as $60 or so.
Why are some people going to buy a surface or cheaper oem equivalents?
Is it because of Windows 8 and all the Metro annoyances - or is it because they are small light notebooks/ultrabooks?
So all that the best tablet in the world can do is copy the others? Innovation, eh?
At this point in my career (and life) I'm working on simplifying things down, not make them more complex. Dropbox fills that need perfectly. I don't want to use 3 different cloud services. I don't even really use the iCloud that comes with the iDevices, the DropBox works with all my attached equipment. No muss, no fuss. I pay for a 50GB solution which does the job.
I use all the different services because they all give me some free storage, I don't pay for any of it. They all work in the same way, I never actually log into the interfaces, just save things to the synced folders.