To me a google netbook won't mean storing more stuff online it just means having a managed device.
Good point. I have an exquisite porn collection (all legal), but almost no one is going to allow me to store it online without some self-righteous admin coming along and deleting it "accidentally." Besides, who would ever want to keep their porn collection online
! And then there are other things, such as files I have with key personal/financial info in them that I could never trust being online. It would be one LulzSec hack attack away from wiping me out. (No, I don't have any money, but I am always one paycheck away from instant poverty.)
I could go on, but the advantage of the Chromebook would be to take it to the burger joint to read the news while eating. (My small town does not sell newspapers anymore except inside Walmart and one large gas station.)