This is what Microsoft has done to their browser market (at least my little corner of that market) by letting it stagnate for so long between IE6 and IE7. I simply don’t care. I moved on.
Back in the day IE6 (and IE5 before that) really was the best browser on the market. Once I moved to Firefox for my day-to-day browsing and development needs, IE became nothing more than a nuisance application that I have to open from time to time for testing purposes.
As I’ve mentioned in several blog comments over the last few days, the ugly fact is that I don’t have to care about IE vNext until my clients start caring about IE vNext. So I don’t.
It wasn’t always that way.