I love my Gmail account which I have had since February 3rd, 2006. Back in the days when it was still a beta release. I remember it used to be something like 4gig of storage (and continuing to grow!) and you needed to be invited. I remember inviting people...people from the internet that requested an invite from an online forum I used, which explains people that I don't know appearing as contacts when I do things like "invite friends from email".
I have never really deleted anything from the account, why bother? 5+ years on and I have 7.5gig of storage and using 5% of it - I just keep it all.
On time at university I was at the computer lab screwing around checking emails when I had work to do. There was a girl that was obviously attracted to my devil may care attitude towards structured work and saw what I was doing and asked why I had so many emails. At the time Gmail was kind of unknown so I explained the storage was so big I didn't have to bother deleting anything. She was one of those "kooky and fun" girls and so she took the reins of the PC and started deleting random crap from my inbox and monitored my reaction to this...which was to just watch her and ask "couldn't you be doing something more with your time?". I don't think this went down well and I don't remember what happened next...so not my kind.
Anyyyyhow, I obviously never get big email attachments, in fact not many people know my Gmail address. It's more a business account than personal.
There are 20688 emails in the inbox and I have sent 393 emails from it...thank you Facebook for alerting me of every insignificant piece of garbage posted on your site :@
Oh and 644 "Spam" messages haunt my account on a monthly basis before they are automatically removed it seems.
Who else doesn't soil themselves over perceived privacy issues and likes Gmail?