I think that if God had wanted us to still put marks on paper he wouldn't have given us a computer display.
I don't know about that, but my "computer displays" come from factories and nothing prevents me from using a pen, paper, and binder clips.
One task a day? It really takes one day to set up an email address? One day to try Dropbox?
I don't enjoy much TFA, this is just about stating how things work for a particular use and out of the box (can I ssh into the book? how "closed" is it? does ChromeOS allows me to install command line programs? how does it handle a webserver+mysql? and as a development laptop? etc.).
But perhaps I have this opinion because I'm mostly using and messing with linux since a decade so when I read "Hate the touchpad." I immediately think synclient might come handy if it's Synaptics. For file types, I'd search for a way to login on a console and look for the mimetypes files, etc. temporary fixes until the official fix, etc.
For the issues, I'm sure the Chromium and Google teams will work on them but they have to be reported and anyway can be viewed on the bugtracker.
I'm sorry but to me all this article states is: I HAS CROMEBOOK