I ditched IE8 for Chrome and haven't looked back. But as IE automatically updated on my computer without giving a second look and decided to fire up IE when Chrome started to become bloated and laggy, I'm impressed. HTML 5 support, everything is so smooth and refined, simple, etc. I won't miss the browser apps and plugins (barely used those in chrome) and certain webpages do look better in IE. I don't know if the hivemind is against IE but it's good.