Yes, this is it. I'm uninstalling AIM from every single computer that I use and going back to Gaim.
Drawing a Flash animation outside the designated banner area (at the top of the buddy list), yeah, I can stand.
Opening a god-fucking-damned popup when I hover the mouse cursor on the banner (without clicking it), yeah, I can barely stand.
Making a soundnoise continuously until I click on this tiny-ass button to stop it? HAHAHAHAHAHA.
In fact, I want to totally abandon AIM and urge everyone to switch to MSN. As much as I hate Microsoft, MSN Messenger doesn't employ such dirty tactics on their banner to catch my eyes. If you want to catch me on MSN, catch me on AIM and ask for the address.