Which to use? Proponents of using a Microsoft account highlight SSO with Skype, Store, Mail app, other apps ...Great! However, in the event of a lost password, compromised password, etc. and you're screwed.
Also, it seems to that I'm authenticating against an AD domain and therefore am part of a Microsoft domain, being subject to GPO's, quotas, auditing and the like. I mean I do have a roaming profile by signing in with my Hotmail account, right? This may be über paranoid thinking, but is it?
I choose local login for security and in the spirit of keeping a small digital footprint. Another thing, Microsoft Aps are useless IMO. Big colorful large minimal interface (and usability). I have a tendency to remove almost all apps from the get go. I mean FFS do I really need Amazon, Ebay, Kindle, Sports, Reader (That one is really a turd) as screen monopolizing waste of ones and zeros? Forgive my rant and thanks for reading ...now back to topic.
I'd like your thoughts on which method you use or recommend for signing in to W8 / W8.1. Any deep-in-the-woods technical information on what really happens when you log in with an MS account would be greatly appreciated.