@santeana. If you haven't tried it, check it out. It is not the same old crappy email. Gmail used to be simple and easy to use, but has become too complicated. Outlook has taken the top spot in term of simplicity. I preferred that over gmail any days.
I really like the new Outlook along with the new SkyDrive. Microsoft made it really easy and pleasant to just drag n drop folders around to nest them under other folders for instance. LOVE the new junk mail controls. It's so easy to permanently block specific addresses or entire blocks of addresses all at once.