Meh, text is text no matter the program.
Really dissapointed, i loved making custom emotes that let me express much better than the ugly arse defaults of every IM ever.
Little things like having that one emote you only use with one friend or another made me like it much more than all the other messengers. It really made the program for me.
They better implement something similar for skype or i will forever gag at this change.
Make life what you want it to be.