Ok, so I've set it up with my live-account, updated to .84 and it synced everything - except my mails (but it fetches my folders). The ui is easy to use, but you definitely have to update the graphics. You don't have to use a metro-style theme, but something less 90ies.
Some buttons could be larger and a live tile with a calendar/mail-view would be ++
I couldn't get two pages into the thread and someone's calling it 90's graphics.
Perhaps we should just make the coloured MSN icons our standard icon set.
Seriously though, there are some UI changes still to come, but it's not going to be very far from where it is now. Very minor tweaks. Colour is GOOD! Live tiles are on the list, sort of a "Today" style view, with unread emails and upcoming meetings.
Also, the initial sync can take a VERY long time, in my case, with about 300 emails a day, the default 3-day sync usually takes about 20-30 minutes, more if i'm trying to work in there while it's syncing. Subsequent syncs don't take very long at all.
Do let me know if email doesn't sync after awhile...we'll grab a log and figure out what's going on.