I am filing this under funny. I was considering giving Outlook.com a go for a day or two or maybe a week if it works well.
So, I decided to turn on mail imports from Gmail using POP. No matter what I tired, Outlook.com would tell me that I am entering the wrong details.
I gave up after a couple of failed attempts.
Just got this mail from Google:
Looks like they do not want me to switch to Outlook.com :|
Google of course, provides a way to get around this block. Was able to do so by completing some additional steps on their platform.