I am interested in the Banach space $\mathcal{K}=\mathcal{K}(\ell^2)$ of compact operators on $\ell^2$, however my questions can be stated for any $\mathcal{K}(E)$, where $E$ is an arbitrary Banach space. I think that everyone who tries to study "classical" operator spaces like $\mathcal{K}$, Schatten $p$-class operators etc. immediately discovers the similarity with "commutative" counterparts, i.e. $c_0$ and $\ell^p$. This phenomenon is visible when one uses (generalised) singular numbers for certain classes of operators. Again, I have got plenty of questions concerning this stuff, let me list at least two of them:

1) what are the complemented subspaces of $\mathcal{K}$? Is $\mathcal{K}$ complemented in $\mathcal{B}(\ell^2)$? Recently, Haydon and Argyros constructed an HI-space $E$ such that $\mathcal{K}(E)$ has codimension 1 $\mathcal{B}(E)$, thus complemented.

2) is every bounded operator from $p$-Schatten class to $\mathcal{K}$ compact?

What other properties $\mathcal{K}$ shares with $c_0$?