The fact that AOL does many things in a non-standard way, and makes it difficult to leave and maintain a lot of YOUR data.
Do you have a couple of hundred people in your Address Book? Do you have a multitude of bookmarked websites? No doubt you have countless messages in you AOL Personal Folders. If you leave AOL, how are you going to take YOUR data with you?
Until now that is.
Having taken pity on a poor beleaguered AOL'er this website has decided to liberate the masses from their shackles. Well, at least provide some tools to help the enlightened few liberate themselves.
Link to the website