Google gears is making another big step towards setting gmail free. blogger has priority apparently, but it’s just because microsoft is so far ahead with windows live writer.
Gmail will be next and with that we’ll have it out of beta for good.
till then you can enjoy small pieces of the cake like Imap (rolling out now to a gmail account near you).
btw, will you switch to imap? i’m pretty happy with the perfect combination gmail pop3/outlook, but i’d give it a try…