I'm a bit torn: on one end, the silence is rather nice, and all the time I've saved by not having to delete spam has allowed me to do other things, like read fark. On the other hand, like not having phone service, I'm plagued by the worries about who has tried to contact me, but isn't getting a response. "Why hasn't he emailed me back?" "What has happened to Derek?" "Doesn't he realize that I'm offering the cheapest viagra on the internet?"
But, then again, I have 3-4 other email accounts out there. It's not completely silent in here.