I used to hate Gmail. I didn’t find it useful or intuitive. I suppose that you can attribute that to a love of folders that developed from a million years of using Outlook.
I have since changed my mind and come to love it. Ok, love is probably too strong a word but I am undoubtedly a big fan of Gmail and Google in general. I use Gmail, the calendar, Google Docs, Google+, Google Voice and the search engine daily. It is fair to say that Google has changed my life.
It is also fair to say that even though I am a big fan I have made a point to maintain some other email accounts and online tools. I don’t expect Google to disappear but then again I never expected Worldcom to fail either. There is value in diversification and not keeping all of your eggs in one basket. Things happen.