My own years-long experience with Google Drive (after also years-long experience with both Amazon S3 and Amazon Cloud Drive) is that yes, GD can sometimes be less reliable and slower, but not significantly so and certainly not all the time, and that the eventual performance/reliability issues are more than offset by its convenience and price. I use GDrive here exclusively and would not even dream of going back to Amazon.
@fd0, please do not do this. This would in fact make GDrive into a “second-class citizen in the restic world” and also restic into a “second-class citizen in the GDrive world”, and would make it very hard for those of us trying to use either in a business setting to continue to do so, besides opening us up to a lot of blame by “choosing the wrong software” (ie, restic).
And besides, technically I don’t think it makes a lot of sense: as restic does not interact directly with GDrive but only through rclone, any and all restrictions on GDrive’s “worthiness” should be done by rclone and not restic.
PS: my EDU account is legit, got it from the university where I graduated not from ebay nor anywhere else, and the GSuite business account I use also legit, and over 5 users so it’s officially unlimited instead of depending on Google to ‘look to the other side’. Not trying to ‘judge’ anyone, but perhaps a lot of the folks complaining about GDrive are using those “shady ebay accounts” (not saying it’s your case, @Zottelchen, but even if it is, no offense meant) and therefore are getting shafted more often than the ones going the official route?