I paid the $20 to get "MSN Hotmail Plus" so that I could continue to read my Hotmail from Outlook.

For me, it would be very nice to be able to sync Contacts, Calendar, Tasks, etc.  Spending another $29 (or $39) for that does seem a bit high though...

Right now, I have my personal contacts (and calendar entires) stored on the company's exchange server which I don't like.  Putting them in a local PST file means I can only get at them from one machine...maybe not all bad, considering I have a laptop, but...