I personally have never understood people who have not left hotmail in favor of Gmail.
Hotmail launched this week their “new” e-mail client… And, now they beginning to reach the same standard like Gmail. They proudly announces “news” that already exists in Gmail for a long time back.
I have always recommended people to move to Gmail. But many have keep their Hotmail account and check it periodically. But still used MSM Messenger, which, although must admit is much better than Google’s Gtalk.
But the Gmails Email, Calendar and Office are much better, and Gmail’s spam filters, which probably should be seen today as the best spam filter of all email clients.
I should perhaps be added that this is my personal views