Why I use Gmail
The longer story…
There really isn’t one. Gmail provides a service that has surpassed Hotmail in terms of.. everything for years now.
Unless of course you think that Google is plotting to take over the world. In that case sticking with Hotmail is probably safer. 🙂
If you are interested in changing from Hotmail there are instructions on how to forward your future emails from your old address here, you can even import your old messages into you new Gmail account!