butemanThe artice states that IE8 use is greater than IE9, but does not comment on quality - a bit like saying that XP outranks W7. I have found it quite ok to go along with updates like IE9, but I do not rush into beta releases like W8. I still do not know what is "wrong" with IE9, and why some prefer IE8.
buteman - XP users have to remain with IE8 and has nothing to do with preference. IE9 had issues with some sites when it was first introduced including the ability to download statements from some banks, etc. I haven't checked recently to see if that snag remains.