got an email from Skype this morning;
"We know moving is hard. And those of you who moved from Messenger know this feeling all too well. We've heard from thousands of you about the transition, and we've been listening."
To help answer some of your questions, we've filmed a completely irrelevant sap story about a family that's moving house and using Skype to stay connected, which has nothing to do with any concerns you may have about MSN messenger and only serves to further enforce our product onto you.
no Skype, you haven't been listening at all. I was essentially forced to downgrade to Skype, and lost all the features in MSN that made my life better and made messaging an enjoyable experience - integrated Microsoft Outlook and automatic email notifications, a much better messaging layout, a broader range of customization options for my chat windows, and ANIMATED PROFILE PICTURES.
I got booted out of a messenger that was a perfect platform for me and my best friend to be connected on, and was made to settle for a bare bones, impersonal, office program and THIS is how you think you're going to reconcile for it.
clearly I am a little upset by this email.
I just installed Trillian, hoping it works out to be a good messenger.