so like everyone else and their brother in the blogosphere i scored a gmail account. and just like everyone else [save for those wackos who think that this is just another way for google to track us] i think it's rather nice. unlike the rest of the pep squad, i'm not going to offer any insight or pontificate on the features i love. frankly, it's all been said. when it comes down to it, my official ruling is "i like it better than cats, i'd use it again and again."