I'm very happy with Skype (or any video chat). To me, it's almost as good as sitting together in the living room. Neither you nor I have to travel to see each other in order to have a class or a casual conversation. We can sit in our own homes, casually dressed, with a beverage.
I watched Brazil play in the world cup games with Skype on my laptop, connected to Paula, one of my students in São Paulo, Brazil. Paula was at a party with friends, drinking beer and eating hotdogs, watching the game on TV. I was at my home doing the same thing. Each time Brazil scored, Paula and I discussed the game via Skype and I could hear her friends cheering. It was fun. I felt like I was at the party.
Do you enjoy video chat?