I just upgraded to Mountain Lion, and one of the things I was most looking forward to, is syncing Reminders with my laptop. Unfortunately, Apple seems to have decided that Reminders will only utilize iCloud synchronization, with no support for iTunes Wifi or USB syncing.
Yet again, Apple seems to be ignorant to the fact that the PC was so successful because it offers flexibility (in the form of add-in cards and standard external connectors). Flexibility that enabled users to do things however they wished, rather than conforming to how any one company thought it should be.
IMHO, Apple should have provided a syncing infrastructure with iOS like Palm did, and enabled their users to sync via USB, Wifi, or the Cloud with any application written for the device. There are still lots of iPhone users who don’t live in areas with good data coverage, want to fork out an extra $30 CAD for data, or simply don’t want their personal data in the cloud where Apple or other parties can mine it, and where it could be vulnerable to hackers.