Well, I've seen many 'first time config wizard' in many programs (real player, azureus, msn plus!, trillian, etc..), and about 'does it work', you can see it with the sound, microphone and webcam configuration wizards for example.. and it would only be for linux users (which are probably already used to have many weird behaviors from programs and know how configuration is difficult), and the message would be :
aMSN now supports a new incredible feature : The window flashes in the taskbar when you receive a new message!
Unfortunately, some versions of some window managers seem to have a bug which makes it not work and we have no way to determine if the correct behavior is happening on your machine or not.
After you click Next, a window will appear and you should see the taskbar flash.
Did you see that window flash ?
If no, then it means your Window Manager has the bug, and we will use an alternate way of notifying you when someone writes you a message
In any case, even if we don't make it a wizard, the least we could do is have an advanced option to disable it, it's better than telling people to 'delete a library from your installation'...
what do you think ?
could you tell amsn-devel about this ?