I've been putting off signing up for a gmail account for years. I've had my hotmail account and I've been pretty satisfied with it. I love that whenever I get an email, MSN lets me know. I don't want to have a million email address so I've just stuck with the one from hotmail for years.
Then yesterday, I stumbled across this blog.
Its a way to find out what websites are selling your email address.
So I have a gmail account now to use when websites ask for my address. I may or may not end up using solely that account, we'll see.