So I'm not sure who actually still uses this like myself and hasn't updated to the newer versions, but.
If Skype asks you to update, do not, do. Not. Click install. It will update you to Skype preview, whichever one that actually is, the windows 8 one? I don't even care any more, lol all I know is the new layout was something unexpected, and once I spent like 30 seconds with it I was done, because it's completely stupid IMO. I never did like that new design they're going for with the apps that look like web pages, so I may be slightly biased. Not that I can't use them... I just find them really annoying personally.