The initial Beta of MSN Messenger 8 (now dubbed Windows Live Messenger) was a pretty nasty turd of a thing. With huge splashes of gauche ‘Web 2.0′ orange and a convoluted interface, I was pretty appalled. Luckily the latest version is great. A combination of cleaner (although still very 2.0) looks and an improved interface have made it nicer.
So with that out of the way, I can say that I have a couple of invites if anyone is keen to experiment. Just leave a comment, and sign up to my RSS feed if you haven’t already.
Update: all gone for now.