Holy crap, way too much bitching in here.
Look, if you and your partner are being fussy, PLEASE do it through PMs, the rest of us don't need to be involved in your quarrel. It is without a doubt possible that teammates won't get along, but try and work through it; learn to look past the stupid things and just get progress towards your goal.
I also understand that lack of communication can be frustrating, especially when you really want to participate, but not everyone's schedules are perfect so, just give them a chance.
I hope the rest of the teams are coming up with some slick ideas for this!