We've heard your cries, we've read your tips, and we've even suffered a similar fate ourselves... Skype downtime. According to the official Twitter feed, its engineers are working non-stop. Estimated time of recovery? Nein. Let us know if you're having (Skype-related) issues of your own!
Update: Looks like things are starting to return to normal, and Skype's got a new blog post providing some background for today's mishap.
[Thanks to everyone who sent this in]