The Decline of Western Surf-ilization.
This is bad news. Admittedly, I've lost all respect for Netscape since v3.01Gold, but IE is just about the worst possible browser ever to appear on the market -- I don't care how many bells & whistles it supports now. Just because high speed connections are becoming commonplace doesn't mean we have to be inundated with flashy crap that sucks up all available bandwidth.
Take this one geek's point of view: The 'Net was supposed to be everything-friendly. It's supposed to allow anyone to go out in search of information, regardless of equipment, location, source, or connection. The blind acceptance of proprietary and incompatible code not only alienates a great many just to satiate a rare few, but do I _really_ want to see my processor usage shoot up to 100% and stay there just for some stupid web page? Not bloody likely.
If there's any justice left, Opera will start to soar, and/or Mozilla will quit the milestone race and release something stable...
...And people will learn. Hopefully.