Seems like with the exception of my laptop's OS, my search engine(I <3 Bing Rewards too much to quit using Bing), and my web browser(I can't get Chrome on my phone, so I am using Firefox on both my PC and my Phone. Sync is awesome). I am going to be back with Google.
got me an Android phone now through the new-ish mobile service called Ting. it's an older one, for now, till I can afford one of the new, newfangled Android 4.0 devices. i'm still running 2.3 i think.
I'm pretty sure just going straight up google with the phone is going to be a lot better and easier overall than trying to shoehorn all my Microsoft stuff into it.
I'm still gonna use my Outlook.com email address. I'm just going to use it through GMail, I think.
and once the new version of Google Hangouts app can send SMS, skype will be dead to me. i'm not paying extra to send SMS messages, beyond my phone plan.