Well, I just signed up for Gmail, the Google empire's latest attempt to rule the internet through providing good service at little or no cost. I was selected for the beta testing because of my blogger account (as, I'm sure, were thousands and thousands others).
My gmail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Not sure yet how well I'll like it. But I do like the idea of 1000 mb (a gig) of storage space. And I'm not concerned (yet) about the concept of directed advertising, based on the content of the emails.
I'll update my initial impressions once I get using it for a while.