These iMessage problems still exist with the new messages.app. Check out the screen I get when sending a new message.
A lot of these are duplicates. Messages.app lists every contact’s email address and phone number as a potential iMessage recipient.
I don’t want to have to pick which email or phone number to message. I just want to pick a name and have Apple figure out how to best deliver it.
Also, why can’t I get iMessages delivered to my phone number on my iPad?