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Psi for me. I used to use Pidgin, but got tired of having so many accounts to move from PC to PC, and metacontacts to make, and multiple accounts getting disconnected there and there. So I went with Psi and transports for the other protocols. Then I realized that I didn't even want to talk with most of the people who didn't have a XMPP account anyway... so now just pure XMPP, with Gmail friends.
Still using Pidgin for Xfire, though =(. It's too bad goim's xfire transport is out of date. I'd work on it myself, but I'm a little short on time/energy atm.
Regarding the comments on Twinkle/ekiga... Ekiga is nice, clean interface, and current, but I've had problems with it when registering to certain gateways. Twinkle also has a lot more features and settings than Ekiga, and works with multiple accounts, and actually registers to most of the accounts that Ekiga flops on (callcentric.com, didww.com, to name two). Twinkle could use some pulseaudio support and updated address book integration, but it's really smooth otherwise. I have to admit that Ekiga DOES have video support, though, which makes Ekiga a better Skype replacement IMHO.
Pidgin is the best unless you use IRC. Its interface for IRC is terrible. Since I don't use any protocol except for IRC (and occasionally Skype) anymore, I think weechat is the best. But it isn't in the list so I can't vote.