cain wrote:
How about making a 'lite' version without
  • Sharing folders,
  • All those things down the left side of the main messenger window (alerts, etc.),
  • Contact Cards,
  • Backgrounds,
  • Winks,
  • Dynamic Display Pictures,
  • Ads
  • Any of the other useless 'features' I missed.
Live messenger is great and out of all the messenger clients I've ever used it's definately my favourite.  But it could be so much better without all that extra stuff.  Simplicity and performance should be your two most important features.
Man, that already exists for the most part.  It's called Windows Messenger Smiley