A lot of people gave up on using Internet Explorer in recent years because it was said to be slower and did not offer as simple an interface as its rivals. An inlfuential reviewer says Microsoft has responded.
I never stopped using IE. I tried Chrome but found it no faster than IA, and I use Firefox sometimes because of its add-ins. Indeed Gralla says that add-ins are the one area where Chrome and Firefox has an advantage over IE.
Gralla suggests IE uses update to IE 9 right away.