Given a laptop with an SSD<1TB , I still want to be able to make use of the 1TB I'm paying for.
Its currently possible by letting an entire folder upload to DB, and then unsyncing it.
It stays on DB, but gets removed from the local drive.
I would love to be able to see those unsynced folders locally, with the same cloud icon announced here.
"A user who wants to back up and sync lots of media, and selectively offload it onto cloud storage to save local disk space" is probably not such a rare animal. And if I'm not feeling charitable, I would guess that this isn't explicitly supported because if it was, many more Dropbox users would start eating a lot more of their quota than they currently do.