There's a thread only about 3 down from the WASTE one that has been read more times, so it hasn't been read the most. Not that it really matters, being read a lot doesn't equate to being supported by lots of people. The discussion in that thread was 'heated', most likely the people posting kept viewing the thread to see if there was a reply. The only thing that can indicate whether people think something is a good idea or not is the actual replies to the thread, and pretty much all of them not written by you are of the opinion that it would be a WASTE of time (pun intended). Who cares what proprietary IM protocols/clients have? They're all inferior to the IRC protocol and it's clients in almost every single way.