on looking back over the time since i got this thing (about 4 years), i can safely say that it has not improved the quality of my personal or professional life at all. in fact, i think it's become a huge burdon. i find it's actually dragged me down enormously and in many aspewcts of my life, ruined it. i find myself yearning for the simpler life of a single telephone line with a cheap answering machine. i got soooo much more done back then.