Here are the problems I foresee:
- Have friends who use gmail.
- Know that there is a chat client in gmail.
- Are online at the same time I am.
While I love gmail and it's ever growning storage, I think I've used the chat maybe twice since they've rolled it out.
I'm glad that they make so much cash on their core business (advertising not search) and stock that is a gazillion dollars a share that they can fail and the company survives.
Now roll out GDrive so I get some off site back up going and all will be forgiven Google.