Yeah, OG Pyro Jockey, I am not opposed to a working app at all. I do love them when they actually work well with one another.
I am opposed to previously working products suddenly crapping out on me with no explanation, and I prefer to avoid Stockholm Syndrome. Though to be fair, I am just allowing myself a little more grumpiness on this particular matter right now because I don't have all the time I want lately to change programs as they appear or crumble. I only tried Discord because it was a way to talk in D:U.
I like to "set up" computer interaction habits with stuff that will work for years, like ZoneAlarm, PayPal, YouTube, Google ... stuff that will outlast the computers themselves. Discord presently doesn't seem to want to do that. Some of my favorite programs (e.g.; PeerGuardian 2, Opera, ____others____) have bit the dust and no programs have taken up similar functionality to replace them. I don't want to get into good habits I can't keep because of failure on the parts of the designers to upkeep. Gotta change with the times but I am not into micromanaging that. So if Discord doesn't keep up I am going to drop it. Program or no program. It's not like Google either where they have five or six amazing functions nobody uses. It's like 50% of the Discord thing just doesn't function.
In defense of web based things, they have constraints that seem to make them less OS heavy, they tend to be Linux friendly and I like that a lot because independent programs often don't play well together on any OS. I could be wrong about all of this but it's my perception that programs running on the bare OS, not in web, tend to gobble up resources with no end. That's not an excuse for me to not try programs worthy of that, but I'm always looking for the next "big thing" that's going to be super stable, and try to avoid fads and programs with only a passing interest in maintaining serious public functions.
Anyway, D:U's internal voip will be super nice and I'm excited for that. For the time being, I may just go full text.