I don't think hotmail will be following. They are doing the hole internet package deal thing. Thats how they plan on competing. They are doing things more like AOL. I see them as a really userfriendly deal that a monkey could use. People who don't know much about computers and don't know there is more out there, yahoo, and soon to come gmail, will continue to use all the MSN stuff just cuz it will be the way their computer comes. Everything is microsoft on a new computer. Including quick isp signups.