It is now an old news that Microsoft bought Skype. Such a big purchase usually takes time and product is almost on hold for that time. That is why I was surprised with big change new version brought.
Skype Home window is finally gone! That bastard offspring of facebook integration does not appear on startup anymore. Yes, you can show it again if you are feeling mazohistic but you might as well saw off your foot and get same level of enjoyment.
I have no idea whether this was Microsoft initiated change or not but it is definitely step in right direction.