Too bad they dropped support for OSSv4, for now at least. Appart from that this new version seem to work well (at least for the short time I have used it). Alsa doesn't play well with my notebook so I'm compelled to use OSSv4c and I will only poke pulse with a long stick.
If the skype developers don't add support for OSSv4 it's a big fail imo. I believe part of the _informed_ users are giving OSSv4 a try when alsa does a poor job on their machines and they are generally happier with it than with alsa.
I am a lot happier with OSSv4, flawless playback _every_ single time, with better quality than with alsa, no nonsense whatsoever.