I seem to be the only person annoyed by this, but here goes:
When I log into Gmail, it's ready to open messages straight away. But with Hotmail, in the browser tab, a little circle spins about 5 times in the first minute and says "connecting". And in that time you can't open a message properly. What is it connecting to? Can those connections be stopped? Why aren't other people annoyed by this? Am I missing something?