Why Hotmail Live is good, but no Gmail
One reason basically,
1. That huge friggin banner at the top of the screen. It's huge! I don't really need a picture of someone extremely happy to feel happy using the product. With gmail, the emails come first (mostly). A nitpick? Sure, this new Hotmail Live thing is pretty nice and stylish but it didn't help when I was asked multiple times throught the course of the past few months if I wanted to join (I answered yes each time). But hey, at least Hotmail let me in their new service than yahoo has (they still haven't).