Nice as that is to have that set of things to do, I don't get why Microsoft doesn't have a site that you type your Gmail name/password into and it just does the transition for you. It seems pretty obvious to me that making it easier for people to switch would encourage people to.
I think that's against Google's TOS. I remember reading that they claim ownership of all data that's stored on their servers, so the user is barred from exporting (google's) data to other services.
Outlook.com's great. Really fast and simple to use. The ads are limited to the right column, but they're more "refined" as if they were designed to be part of the interface rather than an afterthought plugin. The only thing that's annoying me right now is the redundant messages across services (e.g. Skype messages duplicated across the client and outlook.com).