I've been using Apple's .Mac service for a few years now.
Initially, I liked it for several user friendly reasons; Mail, server space for uploading and transferring files, Video conferencing, photo-sharing, iSyncing everything and their early iWeb blogging tools.
It cost me about 60 quid a year, but, thanks to Web 2.0, I won't be renewing my account when it falls due.
Why? Well, there are just too many good free/low cost alternatives now to ignore.
For photo's Flickr is a no-brainer.
For blogging iWeb's somewhat cumbersome tools are no match for the elegance of Typepad.
For file sharing/remote file storage, Mediafire is now my digital filing cabinet of choice.
For mail, in addition to my domain specific accounts, GMail rocks.
Ditto Google's Calendar which is a very cool tool in my book.
Skype now supports video calling, so adios iChat.
del.icio.us now organises my bookmarks, (and my memory) like nothing else.
In some respects, I will miss .Mac, in that they were definitely ahead of the game in terms of integrating OS applications across the web, with access from home on on the road.
But life, (and web solutions). move on, and I think .Mac is showing it's age somewhat.
I also think, it's a sign of the times of the growing integration of 'pick n mix' Web 2.0 in all our lives, and of the demise of the branded, 'walled-garden' mentality of the original Web 1.0 land grab.