Yeah.. the ONLY reason I even have an MSN/HotMail account is for a passport, I don't seriously use the EMail services. I think GMail looks like an improvement over HotMail but I still love POP3 so wouldn't want to use either for a long period.
As long as google doesn't send me crappy email from staff that you can't block then it would be a vast improvement.
HotMail, where before you could attempt to block the staff account now you just get a message telling you your miss important information bluh bluh bluh twats! :-/