How does other people changing the way they play due to achievements affect you in any way whatsoever in a single player game?
I think it's the fact that the services are there mean that the release will be tied to a distribution system like Steam, instead of being standalone.
I understand that, he said as much in his post. But the rest of his post implies that cloud saves and achievements regardless of their being tied to a service seem to bother him. He said so right in his first post, they are detriments even if they're not tied to DRM.
I understand achievements being annoying in multiplayer games, you just want to play normally and you have some nob trying to grenade himself 10 times in one match, but it makes no sense to complain about it in single player when you can ignore it.