1) Many times messages are delayed, and you will receive them hours if not days later. Come on, it’s not that hard to write functional instant messaging software. The concept has been account for decades!
2) The local TV News station has been sponsoring Skype traffic broadcasts. That means they drive around the freeways using skype to broaddcast current traffic conditions. Needless to say, the quality is PISS poor, the connection is choppy, and the sound quality is comparable to a toy radio.
3) When I installed skype on my computer, it added itself to my startup items. F@@K You Skype! That is some bullshit AOL tactics.
The Skype freight train needs to be stopped. There are plenty of great alternatives like iChat and Google.