When it started, I had no intention of quitting Google.
As I described in a post from last June, my generic Gmail address had become more trouble than it was worth, so I switched to another Webmail service. Now the Gmail address is receive-only.
Likewise, back in July I tested two free services that let you encrypt files stored on Google Drive, which doesn't support encryption. Later that same month reports surfaced that Google was testing encryption for its cloud-storage service.