So my last post came off a tad negative (that'll teach me to post when frustrated), but the email I got from the EclipseCon bot asked me to give the team some feedback by trying it out - "it" being Spaces. Well, I did that and I was frustrated by the initial overhead.
But I guess I should focus on Spaces - the Eclipse technology - and not AOL's sign-up process. And from what I see so far, once you get past setting up the XDrive account it looks pretty cool. So please, don't be put off by my initial experience. Try it out for yourselves.