Couldn't see this any where so thought I'd share
Got this great little program some/a lot of you have probably heard of it if not have it but for those who don't this patch basicly removes all the stuff from Windows live messenger we don't like
A-Patch is a lightweight program designed to enhance your Windows Live Messenger experience. It does this by giving you a multitude of options, over 80, which allow you to customize the look and feel of Windows Live Messenger, even change some functions.
Some of the options include the ability to remove the big advertisement located on the contact list. Another option would be to disable the nudge delay timer, allowing you to send consecutive nudges without having to wait a few seconds in between. Other useful options include removing buttons such as "Activities", "Windows Live Today", and dozens of others buttons, multi-msn, show idle status of other users, and so on.
Since Windows live messenger 2011 only recently came out the patch as a limit on the features for now, but as always I assume their working on it
Current version for MSN 2011 features as of 5th Nov 2010.
New: Ad Banner completely removed! Thanks to a brainstorming session with user bedrock, I was able to completely remove the ad banner from the contact list.
Feature: Remove advertisement from main window.
Feature: Remove text advertisement in the IM window.
Feature: Polygamy - open more than one Messenger at once.
Feature: Remove the "See More Offerings" items in the file menus.
Feature: Remove "Featured" section from the Emoticons "more" dialog box.