I too always relied on GV and did extend my donations for the upgrades and future development.
But this free client is so much nicer to look at and use, how was Christian able to do these things when the general tone regarding development for GV was quite an expense ?
I like the size of the emoticons and the fact its window stays open so you can keep clicking and use them. On GV you had to keep opening them up
I did make a suggestion regarding that to Alan Wrigley and he seemed interested but nothing came of it.
Though I would like to say thank you to Alan as when there was a known issue with some versions of GV he gave alot of help in solving the problem.
Still be intersting what happens to GV now as there is another alternative and its free