My previous posting about how we have put Mail, Calendar, and contacts in the startup folder so that tabs for them appear automatically, has highlighted one of the challenges about using blog feedback to make decisions. That is, those of you who responded are already Notes users and you give perfectly reasonable reasons for NOT wanting the tabs in the startup folder.
However, I don't generally hear too much from folks who are trying to get their organization to decide between Outlook and Notes (if you are, and you are reading this blog, then please respond, now and more often!)
I still think that the best user experience for the Samanthas of the world who need to move from Outlook to Notes is to put those 3 things in the startup folder (and to give them the window management feature that lets each document open in its own window.).
However, IBM also has many millions of existing users, and we need them and you, dear readers, to be strong advocates for the Notes 8 product. To that end, we have decided NOT to put Mail, Calendar, and Contacts in the startup folder.