|Subject:||Comparing ISP vs. .Mac vs. 3 webhosts|
Good article, I like how you've emphasised the services aspect of .mac. Because the interlinking of OS X and iApps is their only real value proposition.
I did some research comparing .mac to my ISP and three random webhosting services (aplus.net, eryxma.com, affordablehost.com). http://home.attbi.com/~solshack/
As you can see .mac is not in the same league as actuall hosting services. It hardly offers any advantages over my ISP, which I have to pay for.
I think Apple has a lot to deliver in the next year if they want a decent renewal rate.