There is one area where Apple is stingy and gouging users. Their iCloud photo streaming.
If you have multiple devices I guess it’s good because all of your photos are on all your Apple devices. If you have multiple devices and wish to have everything everywhere then their stingy 5GB free storage will not be enough.
Turn off photo sharing in iCloud, then go to Dropbox for your photo backups. What’s great is instead of 5GB I have 50GB of free storage.
Since I don’t own a Mac or have an iPad, this works out well. I get access to my photos on my Android tablet as well as my PC.
Another option is for people who use Google Plus. You can turn on camera backups in the app. However, I like Dropbox for the fact I don’t have to worry about accidentally sharing something I didn’t want to.
This way your free 5GB will allow you to keep system backups and your iCloud email storage pretty much hassle free. If your iCloud storage is full those features stop working as well.