After experiencing more freezes than usual the past couple of weeks I finally had a catastrophic crash today. It froze while browsing on Safari and when I tried to restart it had the dreaded "Plug and sync with iTunes" icon. I don't know if it had something to do with the 7.1 update because I hadn't received a notification for it yet but it did install in the restore. After plugging it to my MacBook Pro I was able to restore it but to my surprise the last save point was in early January 14 despite having automatic icloud backups turned on. That means that I lost a couple of months of data and Apps. The next time I'll check the status if these so called "automatic backups" more often.