It seemed as though you were hinting that it was some kind of evil money making scheme. I only meant to point out that it isn't nearly as evil, for every reason Evenwolf pointed out.
Calling Fox Mulder! We have someone who can read minds! And it's a good thing that someone has the power to point out what I was actually thinking even though I wasn't actually thinking it.
But seriously, I wasn't implying it was an "evil" scheme, so please don't second guess me. However, it is a money making scheme because Google is a company like any other -- profit is their motive. I also said it's similar to the stuff in iPod thread though less scummy because, as I said, there's no sale of info to spammers. And the ad companies seem more legit with Google than your usual "HERBAL VIAGRA AND DEBT CONSOLIDATION".
I'm not against Gmail -- I'm just staing the obvious: They're going to make a dump truck full of money from the ads.
Which is pretty much what I said.
The only way I could see personal mail being leaked is by the clause which states that if a subpoena was issued, they'd give up the mail readily. Basically, I didn't see anything in there that I wouldn't expect from every other free service.
So, I don't see why you have to read things into what I'm saying. I'm not hinting anything here.