I am currently running an Aosp-based custom rom on Android 4.4.2 with zero bloatware, yeah, I detest bloatware. After going through struggles with the amount of resources Google's play services do to my phone and my phone's data usage.
I had to get rid of the entire gapps package for good by re-flashing the rom without flashing the gapps package. I've also had to do offline install of Android packages, and all apps requiring I've got an Active google account have had to suffer an unpremeditated uninstall.
Now, I have so far survived without a google account on this phone, I miss Chrome's Sync with my PC though, but I was just thinking if the gapps package could be extracted from the Android OS, is there an alternative/mod for those of us who only want explicitly a google account in
Settings > Account without Play Store, Gmail....etc