I've been using AOL for my email almost as long as I've been using the internet. Forever it seems, certainly at least a dozen years.
Yes, most of my friends do think I'm nuts for sticking with this inferior system.
Well, all of my thinking about Blogger has gotten me thinking about AOL too. I'm currently experimenting with Squirrel Mail running on my own server. I'll probably make the change soon.
I don't imagine it will be easy to convince everyone to use the new email addresses, likely a nightmare. Exactly why I've stuck it out with AOL all these years. It will be good to modernize though.