When on the same wifi as my wemo device, I'd expect to be able to control said device even when the cloud service is unreachable.
Other forum posts list a number of paid 3rd party apps which allow this, so I wouldn't expect many technical challenges in implementing this feature.
I second this... should be a given.
Completely agree. Also. Let the user remove devices like the link from the cloud account without calling the Belkin troubleshooting line. I had to do that process and it took 3 representatives over 2 days to delete a trouble device. The story had to be repeated several times.