Skype lacks a leader and some could say eBay's leadership has pretty much hit the point where the time of looking at "strategic options" which means find a buyer, spin the company out is over. The caretaker brought in has to move on and a new CEO or President has to be named.
If ebay fails to do this in the next 30-45 days then posts like Russell Shaw's will really begin to hit home and the Wall Street and City types will begin to hammer eBay's stock.
My instincts tell me that a European or UK telco or mobile background executive with hands on operator side experience is what eBay would be looking to put into place for Skype. They need someone who has enough technical prowess as well to deal with the Estonian developers, and enough charisma to charm the media and the partners.
Lastly, they need a person who can lead the product/service team in such a way as to return the energy and excitement, as well as belief in themselves.