Giant AOL is still tops, but MSN is closing the gap.
Entertainment: AOL's listings of things to do is much deeper.
Shopping: AOL has way more stores.
Personal Finance: AOL's breadth and ease of use are superior, though MSN is a close second.
News: MSN makes better use of content from NBC and other partners than AOL makes of its Time Warner magazines.
Cars: MSN Carpoint is more fun, less geared to motorheads.