Recently the standard of banner ads that appear in Hotmail have gone for worse/worst. I saw an ad that i really thought was inappropriate (was kind of semi n&*^) and offended me. Another reason why I should never care to check my HOTMAIL and instead continue using my GMail. I think the email providers should seriously think of avoiding those banner ads and instead go for text ads like GMail. I really love them. Also they are more appropriate. When i send a mail about my project, i always see something interesting and relevant to my project (in the links on the right side). I am just hoping that some day these banner ads die for the good of mankind :-).