Please notice this post is just general observations and represents my personal opinion. I am not talking about any individuals.
Sometimes some comments and remarks about Microsoft's services, operating systems and software in general and Windows in particular made by some very senior users are just plain stupid, and as in this Local Account vs. MS Account clearly only made for the sake of objection itself. "I detest the change, therefore this feature is bad".
As have been made really clear by Microsoft and been told in several threads and posts here and around the Internet, it is fully possible to use Windows 8 and later operating systems with a local account with none whatsoever online services enabled by default. Using Windows 8, 8.1 and 10 with a local account gives you about the same computing experience as Windows 7: you can use exactly the same software you used in Windows 7, in exactly the same way you used it in Windows 7.
If you as a local account user don't want to sign up for a free MS Account or use your existing MS Account in Windows 8 or later, don't do it. Use the same calendar you used in Windows 7, use the same email client you used, use the same online storage. Really, instead of complaining that as a local account user you don't get the same services as an MS Account user, why don't you just decide: if you are not willing to use an MS Account, of course you cannot use the services designed and made for it.
For heaven's sake, grown up people complaining "Why can't I use this online and / or cloud service without signing in with an email address!". In Finnish we have an saying "The train left already, sadly some people missed it". It applies now. Use of the brain is not only allowed but also greatly recommended.
This is really getting ridiculous. What next? I give you geeks a few tips for next complaint topics, these are about as intelligent and valid complaints as your MS account complaints:
- Why do I need to give my credit card number when I pay something online with it?
- Why do I have to give an email address when I sign up for Twitter and Facebook?
- Why can't I use my friends post address to send him money from PayPal, couldn't PayPal just put the money in the envelope and send it?
- When dual booting Linux and Windows, why can't I sign in to my Windows with my Linux user credentials?
- Why do Australians celebrate Xmas in the mid summer?
Pick a topic from a list and let's start, judging by the arguments you are using in Local vs. MS Account discussion I am sure you can find a lot of reasons to complain about any of the topics I listed.