Avoid apple 'helping' with iCloud Drive

Im sure this seems obvious to anyone, but just going to post just in case it can help someone out.
I started using iCloud Drive with the new feature of having a sync/backup of the Documents and Desktop folder. All of my Dev stuff is in my documents folder, so i thought that this would be a good belt and braces addition to SVN and general backups.
It puts .iCloud files everywhere as well as (for me) breaking links to libraries in Xcode (don’t ask me how or why). I turned iCloud drive off, now it works, however thats from my iCloud Documents, not my local, so I’m having to copy back my documents and desktop folder.
Sooooooooooo i would recommend avoiding it…