All good points, tagging @baris to take a look
Replacing comment icon with user avatar for chat in taskbar
I think it was like this before a while back, but it has since then been replaced with the comment icon. Is there any way we could get that back in the taskbar? Also, what was the initial reason for removing it at all?
Holy @*&#, dat chat box... can we have that for vanilla please ;_;
Also, yeah seems like a regression, looking into it now.