all these votes for trillian, I'd assume it's improved greatly since it's release. I used it years ago right after it came out, and had nothing but headaches with it, but like i said, i've heard its improved a lot in recent years...........
Location: Sydney, Australia. Where else would you want to live?
MSN has been having heaps of problems lately, especially with Messenger 6, as it is a preview version. If you really want messenger, just wait until they update the preview version and you will find it stable.