As you probably know, there's an excellent GTK based IM client called Gaim. How about making a KDE/Qt version of Gaim? One that integrates well into KDE, and the various aspects of KDE. I'm not a programmer, but I hope others who are reading this are interested in doing this. ;)
The download file I attached is a screenshot of Gaim with 'gtk-engines-gtk-qt' that makes GTK apps look like KDE apps, but as you clearly see, it still doesn't integrate well, nor looks as good as a regular KDE app.
In my opinion, Kopete really can't 'kompete' with Gaim. Gaim supports more networks, has loads of plugins like festival (speech synth that reads your incoming messages) and encryption (obvious). It's a lot more actively developed and you can expect at least one new version per month (although usually two), it's the best and most popular multi-platform IM client.
A KDE compatible version would be great for KDE (but not good for Kopete lol).
Please do create Kaim. I know over 43 KDE users who don't like kopete at all. It shouldn't be too hard, considering both KDE and Gaim are open source ;)
Happy coding, and may the source be with you :D
12 years ago