The point I was making is that road-warriors don't care to wait for data that is always remote, especially when the network connection is poor. And while using 'cloud services' isn't the same as a terminal to some people, it is giving you the same disadvantages - namely, total reliance on the network to do anything. For a lot of people, that just won't cut it. Even if the program is running locally, you're still hamstrung by the data you need being remote.
I never said my systems go down. This is a false panacea promoted by cloud vendors anyway. What my users are interested in getting their data without having to wait an hour for a file to copy over. Time = money.