Re: Doesn't feel nice...
For all you cloud users to feel that vice tightening around your dangly bits. These cloud vendors (shysters) have you all by the short and curlies.
Cloud providers provide infrastructure as a utility, as a customer you need to make a choice as to how much or little of this you use. Use more and your life is easier but the lock in greater.
To charge you to get your data out of the cloud is IMHO stark raving bonkers but there again, it really isn't your data any longer now is it????
It's using bandwith (and probably some infrastruture to retreive it from long term storage). Like all utilities, you pay for what you use. It's still your data. (Unless you've done it wrong, why is the cloud provider seeing anything other than encrypted data at their end?)
Prices are going to rise. Penalties for leaving one service and going to another will increase.
Companies like to make money, who knew? ;) (Any ongoing business cost is likely to rise over time; be it cloud provider or the company that runs the alarm securing your building).
Hence the likes of things like Docker, over time the differences will be abstracted away, so if you choose you can have easy and locked in, or slightly more work but vendor agnostic.
Or you can just do it the old way, you still have that choice.
The cloud is wonderful, but don't go into it with your eyes closed.