Chat Client for #!10

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http://crunchbanglinux.org – I noticed that pidgin is on the application list wiki (probably for the previous #! based on ubuntu).  Now that #! is debian based, what's recommended for a multi protocal chat client?Running apt-get pidgin or apt-get empathy returns a "need to get 65mb" sort of response.  This seems to me like it may be adding some bloat. Same for Finchcenterim (http://www.centerim.org/index.php/Main_Page) isn't as bad with only 3MB to download.  Before I take the plunge I was curious what the opinion (HowTos)