Sorry +Matias Duarte
but breaking the concept of online/busy/offline kills it for me. I respected people status and asked for people to respect mine. Now I will be disturbed any time because friends will not know if I am available for chat.
Snooze notifications for fixed times isn't a solution either, the Snooze concept is created in order to force the system to make us "online" as fast as posible, and to hide the sign out option inside the setting doesn't help either
All previously stated as an user, now ditching XMPP sounds awful as an Open systems advocate but understandable from the developer view, to use some cloud messaging infrastructure instead of permanent open connections by each XMPP is really needed.
Will be a open standard proposal for this?. Apple FaceTime protocol was promised to be published but it never happened. For all the failures that Wave had, at least it was something that was based on open protocols from the start, or was it the reason Google marked it a failure? the need to switch to IM walled gardens?