Re: the comment about web devs hating IE due to IE6, I'm a web dev, and I hate IE because of IE5, IE6, IE7, and IE8. Microsoft has proven over and over and over again that they could not care less about designers and developers on the web. I'm a member of
several groups in my area, and one of the most-discussed topics at web design/dev meetups is all of our hatred for IE, and how to deal with the numerous headaches and nightmares it causes us. Out of 20+ designers and developers at a typical meeting, about
1 uses Windows, and ZERO use IE at all. We run it in a virtual machine for testing, and even then get out of it and shut down the VM immediately as soon as we're done testing. We hate it that much. I'm not looking forward to IE 9. More headaches, more problems,
more hacks and workarounds for Microsoft's bullheaded, self-absorbed ways of doing things.
Microsoft: if you really care about the web or it's developers, ditch your custom rendering engine and embrace WebKit. Then, wholeheartedly support and embrace ALL web standards. Websites should render in IE the way they do in the other mainstream browsers.
We should not have to write IE-specific hacks for every single website. Clean out all of the feature bloat, throw out all the user interface clutter and nasty toolbars, and shrink the browser down to make it something that does one thing, and one thing well
— browsing the internet. Imagine that.