After I had my computer reformatted last month, I was finally able to try out the new WLM 2009. But however, after a month of using this stunning looking thing (considering I was on Ebuddy for 1 1/2 years prior to this), I finally got fed up with the annoying bug of WLM not sending and receiving some of my/ my friends' messages. I've Googled high and low for any working solution from techies or Microsoft themselves but nothing. In fact, lots of other WLM users are complaining too. And to think that Microsoft will be phasing out all older versions, leaving only WLM 2009 as the only option and that already isn't the best one. http://www.scmagazineus.com/Microsoft-mandates-Messenger-upgrade-for-security-flaws/article/147932/.
Well, sad to say, I would strongly recommend Ebuddy over WLM 2009. Guaranteed reliability, albeit sacrificing lots of features and nice looks. But then again, whats the point of having a flashy nice car or smart phone if it doesn't work properly?