I had a really bad experience with Google drive.. (I originally thought this was about the Google mapping feature..)
OK, maybe not a 'bad experience, but an eye opener. A friend & I each have M$ office. He wrote up our motor list in Excel, so that we could share, add to, modify, indicate when used, etc. I said mail it to me, meaning make it an attachment, and I'll send it back.. "Oh no no, I'll put it up on my Google drive.." Ok, I thought.. some new "thing" I gotta learn & deal with. So he does, sends me the link. After a few tries, and a phone call I get the access to the file (location, password, file name, etc..) and I download the file to use at my end. Again, another phone call to inquire why it looks soo different. And,for some reason, it wont open with Excel. Turns out it can now only be opened with Google's version of Excel. SO, I now have to download the Google version of M$ office. I do. it works the same. Almost. I make my changes and save it back to the 'google drive'. He then calls back asking what I've done to the the file.. I told him the whole half hour ordeal of trying, loading, installing and such.. he's perplexed..
We each look into what happened, and find out that: he is the originator of the file. he can open it as an M$ file. But, since its shared to the Google drive, Google turns it into a Google file, for use with Google products. "But they're free" I'm told by the Google drive help desk. I really don't care.. I want to work in Excel, it's what I have, what I know, it's what I expect. Don't commandeer a file, just because it's on "your service"..
A few days later, i asked him to just e-mail me the excel file. He did. A simple file attachment. Instead, a whole night lost to google drive set up & crap..
I then uninstalled the Google office suite, and vowed never to use Google drive again..