Its still better than creating and swathing hype around substandard voice chat messengers. I am happy Google is doing something a little new, given that Craigslist already does this, and does a better job.
So this makes the relationship, or disparity if you will, between eBay and Google a little interesting. Why, you ask? Google has "Google Talk" and eBay bought Skype. eBay owns part of Craigslist, and Google is now doing classifieds.
Google is going to blaze through a lot of companies, maybe literally!