@PopeDai: The blog post says they WILL NOT be adding CalDav or CardDav. The current state of affairs is confusing, but I gave up on Gmail back then anyway. The reversal of arguments regarding CalDav and open vs. closed makes me see red, but I could really care less about CalDav support or even Gmail support now.

I still like a lot of Google services, but they are making it harder and harder to not be anti-Google.