To be fair, Internet Explorer 8 actually *does* seem to work quite well. By which I mean, it renders standards-compliant websites in the same way as Firefox and Opera do, which is a pretty good measure these days. Although you’d wonder why they’d go to all that effort rather than just wrap Gecko or WebKit in their own shell and say “to hell with the Trident engine.”
This new promotion is low, though. A whole new kind of low.