Based on the feedback I've gotten for version 1. I've fixed a few things and pushed out v1.01 to the store for approval. I just noticed some people were having login issues. I'll fix it in 1.02. Below is a change log for 1.01. Thanks!
1. removed debug code that got left behind in the 1.0 release build that was causing massive slowdown for some users
2. Status messages update properly on buddylist
3. Fixed bug when loading buddy icons, speeding up scrolling on chats and reduced memory use
4. made the message input box more obvious and visible in a chat view
5. initial prompts ask for missing username explicitly says go to settings program
6. Misc bug fixes