Yeah, I get that. But this is a step back from the original feature set. Local sync was a foundational feature, and the one that convinced me to go premium. This is like Ford giving me an "upgrade" to my car, replacing the tires with skis. Sure, it goes fast on the snowy hills, but it won't go at all where I need it to go.
I too was an early adopter of Evernote and a paying customer for 12 years. Version 10 is an immense step backward. They still have a few months to go before it's time to renew, but I think I may have to cancel my premium subscription.