Originally Posted by kct1975
cannot rate it due to the requirement by Google to have a G+ account, which I don't and won't have.
kct1975, when did you create the Gmail account for your Android device? Did you somehow delete the Google+ account that would have been automatically created for you?
Google Requires People to Use the Google+ Social Network, Gains Ground Against Facebook - WSJ.com
I keep seeing people say they don't/won't have a Google+ account, but a Google+ account page (even if you never use the service) is automatically created for every Gmail account.
So, unless you are somehow "grandfathered" out, or have managed to delete the G+ account without hurting your Gmail account, then despite what you may think, you do
have a G+ account.
I would be happy to be proven wrong, more data is always good.