That does indeed mean that Internet Explorer 6.0 sucks a lot. (Yes, I know some people don't like specific browser rants, get a life and deal with it.)
Yes! Internet Explorer blows donkey nuts! I hate it.
And that in the same week that Microsoft has published their O.S. roadmap, which tells us that we'll have to wait at least three more years for an update.
Anne: how about auto-converting raw text to XHTML? I know you told me you didn't want to do that, but I got it working for my comments...
It really doesn't matter if Microsoft brings out a browser that is more compliant than Mozilla since it takes about five years for most web-citizens to adopt the latest browser version.
Even if Microsoft releases a 100% standard compliant, XHTML 2.0, SVG, MathML, XForms supporting browser in two or three years, people will have to upgrade their operating systems to get it, which means it will take more like ten years before everyone have switched to it.
Just look at Windows NT. It still exists in large scale, both as server and client OS, and people are still reluctant to upgrade. It costs money, and "if it works, why fix it?".
I really hope the next browser from Microsoft is kick-ass and supports all standards to the max, but I don't think it will have any great impact on the development community (that cares about web standards) until 2015 or so.