I knew it had been dead for a while, but I had no idea that so many people were on Skype now. I'm used to the old days where everyone listed their messenger details everywhere. I suppose it depends where you hang out.
I see now, it took me a while to get to grips with Skype, but for some reason it wouldn't show the message as being delivered until the user came online - that's what was confusing me. It had the loading icon as though it was trying to send it, should be capable of sending it, but couldn't.
And for some reason I could only see online hotmail users if I signed into my hotmail through Skype, otherwise I would have to completely re-add everyone and it was just like e_e really?