I’ve tried the last Skype 5. It took me as long to try it as the beta, back in November or so. 30 minutes. I then reverted back to the previous version.
It’s beyond description what they have done to the User Interface. It’s huge, disproportionate, confuse, it has contacts in CoverFlow (Seriously? why would i want that???), i can’t hide offline contacts, i can’t understand how to close individual chats (without going to the menu bar) and they just accumulate on the sidebar, etc, etc. It’s an über-mess.
What’s even more amazing is that they had exactly the same type of feedback on the Beta, yet managed to make no major corrections whatsoever. Sometimes i really don’t understand what’s going on in some companies.