Neowin has uncovered screenshots of the forthcoming Windows Live Messenger 2010. To put it bluntly, yuck.
The functionality, however, seems to be much improved. The release appears to contain the importing of a social stream (presumably from your Windows Live experience), and tabbed conversations. Tabbed conversations, at last. Thank you Microsoft.
However, the wrapper on the candy makes us not want to pick it up for a taste. Take a look, are you going to use this?