If anyone from Microsoft is listening then they should know that I, and many like me, will be phasing out our Hotmail addresses once you've shut MSN Messenger down. I've had a Hotmail account since 1996!
I don't want Skype. I'm hoping that Google Talk gets an upgrade so that it can soak up more of MSNs features.
Losing Hotmail will just be another way that Microsoft are losing me. I've already moved from Outlook to Thunderbird and from Office to Libre Office. I dumped Internet Explorer years ago and I have an Android in my pocket rather than a Windows Mobile, Windows Phone or whatever they call it.
Microsoft - I'm slipping through your fingers! My next operating system upgrade will probably be from Windows 7 to a Linux variant that maintains the desktop/WIMP interface rather than Metro. You're going to lose me forever.