This may seem like a silly feature requuest, but what I would like to see is the ability to use a contact list that has configurable text prefixes for the protocol statusses instead of icons / replacing the icons.
[icq: occupied] contact name
[msn: n/a] contact name
[aim: away] contact name
[bnet: online] contact name
...without icons appearing.
I know, I know it sounds a little silly, but when you have a contact list with over 500 people on it and you're running Miranda on an older system, this saves time and resources and makes it potentially readable from other applications such as applications for people with visual disabilities / blind people because it is plain text which can be easily read/interpreted by such software.
My main concern though is speed and resources.
I know, sounds silly. But apparently there is a need: my need. :)