I couldn't agree more. I was on a free google apps account and was finding I was missing out on more and more functionality. So, about 2 years ago I took the drastic step of moving to a gmail account. It was a long hard process.
I managed to move all my emails over, but of course they all ended up in the inbox and not the nicely organised folders I had
I shared my photos with my new account, but I seem to have lost all the location info. I need to get round to exporting them all from the old account, recombining them with the exif data and then importing them into the new account
And of course I lost access to all my paid for apps and media
I am glad I made the change, but it has left a bad taste behind...