I had the rare benefit of being personally trained by an expert in Lotus Notes, so I really appreciated its power and capabilities.
What made me *love* it, however, was using just one of the millions of database application templates available (which, by the way, is another great thing about Lotus Notes -- how incredibly customizable it is).
I hear there are already several thousand IBMers around the world using this template as well, and loving it! I've found several quotes on the company's website from people saying how much they used to hate Notes, but now love using it with eProductivity!
I heartily agree that most people hate Notes because of poor training and lack of understanding about how it actually works. It's a great tool in and of itself, and after having used Outlook, I think Lotus Notes is way better, especially with the eProductivity template added on to my Mail and Notebook databases.
Thanks for setting up this blog!