Seriously, though. The email environment here at work is anything but ideal. Our email client has now gone over five years without even as much as an incremental update. The overwhelming consensus here is that Notes 6.x is powerful, but clunky and illogical. The UI appears as if it were designed by developers — for exclusive use by developers. This is not a back-handed complement by any stretch of the imagination.
Notes v. 8 appears to be coming around in terms of usability and UI, so all is not lost.
Apparently, our organization will be deploying Lotus Notes v.8 to our desktops “any month now”; I will embrace it with open arms — in a good cop/bad cop sort of way.