Here's a shot of the status window. I was running the np.pl script that pork includes in its 'examples' directory when I took this.
Here's another shot of the status window. You can turn that buddy list display on and off in any window. I know I only ever show it in the status window.
Here's an IM window.
Here's another IM window.
Here's a shot of pork running inside a terminal with a background image.