After playing with miranda for almost 2 months, I think it's time to say my opion on what's missing. So, in order of my priotities:
1 - History should log to html/xml formatted files, not on to db (would prevent bloating of db).
2 - Contact status changes loggin (even with no window open) for all contacts, viewable in a single place (Ã* la messenger plus). maybe yapp cand do that in the future (if filtering popup history gets implemented)
3 - A way to hide avatars from offline contacts, but still be able to see their names in contact list (would save a lot of screen space). Show avatars only for online contacts.
4 - Make the msn idle status supported.
5 - Increase the limit of characters clist modern supports for a contact's message status (currently only 108 chars.) Many status messages get cutt off in the middle.
6 - Emoticon support for tipper.
7 - Get rid of all the bugs lol :)