Sliding Messaging Pro & Google's new chat service

Quick question. Is anyone using Sliding Messaging Pro? The devs has gone to a card layout now. I was wondering what you guys thought about it.

Lastly what SMS app do you use if not this one? I still use Chat heads (Really bad name butI guess it's really called Messenger)

If Google Bable comes to life I'm hoping that it does not look like the awful screen shots we've been seeing. I don't think MD would let a design like that fly on his platform.

While we are still stuck with SMS... the least we can do is make it look pretty.