Amen. I'm forced to use Skype to interact with friends and family who are too clueless to use Google Talk or etc, the software sucks. It's become quite bloated over time and since the Microsoft acquistion they've made some seriously bone headed moves like inserting advertisements into the fucking calls. It is extremely jarring and takes you right out of a conversation when you see an ad pop up in the stupid message window. Now I've heard they actually want to insert pre-recorded messages into the ads too, that adware is getting the boot if they go ahead with it.
What is it with Microsoft in general being so shitty with ads? Get a fucking clue and learn from Google. I was so disgusted with the state of XBL and the Metro adspam that I sold my 360.