Microsoft recently unveiled a mandatory site redesign for Hotmail, which looks blue and pleasant enough, but not everyone is as happy with the new look. I wanted to take a look-see, so I signed up for an account. Even though it's been years, I remembered my old Hotmail account info — not that it mattered, since everything is Windows Live now.

But, oh to access my old Hotmail account — I had it during my college days years ago, when it seemed like everyone did, though I now use mainly Gmail (where it seems all my friends are now, too). Since I feel like a Hotmail account a few years ago was as pervasive as AOL was 15 years ago and Gmail is now, prove or unprove my theory: Have you ever been a Hotmail user?