If it wasn't bad enough that Skype nearly made their product unuasbale with the horrible UI in Skype 5, things should get even more interesting. Microsoft has agreed to purchase Skype for $8.5 billion dollars.
I'm not saying just because Microsoft is now involved it will turn to crap. Honestly, Microsoft does ship some neat stuff (XBox for one, and as much I love to dog on Windows, 7 isn't entirely unbearable).
But if Steve Ballmer decides he needs to have a ton of input on Skype…well, let's just say I'd hate to be a podcaster who depends on Skype for their business.