I am one of those people who had an iTunes account way before having an .mac or MobileMe account. Since one can't really merge accounts, I have been trying to decide what to do about my iCloud account.
According to Apple's documentation, their recommended setup is to upgrade your me.com account to iCloud, and then just use your iTunes account for purchases and iTunes in the cloud.
I am debating on actually NOT fully migrating my MobileMe account to iCloud, and instead upgrading my iTunes account to the iCloud account.
My question is this - if I upgrade say my gmail.com account to iCloud, and sign up for a new me.com address - is that address ONLY used for email?
For example, if my wife wants to share a calendar with me, she would use my iCloud account (which would be my gmail account), rather than my new me.com email address?