Gmail is hot favorite because everybody know about of Google and gmail is Google's service. But some unknown users about of internet . He/she don't know that Hot mail.
I too agree with that,better we can go for Gmail account....I also use both. I use gmail for commerical posts or personal business posts and hotmail for personal e-mails. I also use Yahoo. For me they are all basically the same in total. For some or other (perhaps irrational) reason I'm always worried about Google with its clever bots. So keep my accounts with Google as impersonal as possible.
Though I prefer Gmail Ahead of Hotmail, but I do get spam messages on my Gmail as well.I use my Gmail account as my primary account, because I don't get any spam. My hotmail accounts are all overflowing with spam emails.