I got a long overdue gmail account. I had been with Earthlink for 15 years, paying $2/month for the privilege of keeping the same email address so all my friends and family would be able to keep in touch. But Earthlink wants to raise their price to $40/year for 500 MB of email storage, and gmail is 15GB for free. And at this point, I communicate with most everyone by Facebook, cell phone, Skype, or text message. Those who really want to email me will be close enough friends or family members that they'll make changing over to my new address a priority, or they'll have an alternate way to contact me to ask me to remind them of my new email.