Internet Explorer 9 was recently launched and received an overwhelming amount of positive reviews as well as a nice welcome from the developer community.
My thoughts about it remind me of a story I heard many years ago.
A child's obnoxious behavior upsets his father on a daily basis. The afflicted parent would sometimes hammer a nail onto a door. After a while the curious child asked about the nails - "I've put a nail every time you made a bad deed", his father sorrowly answered. Later on, somewhat troubled, the child told his father "Look, I've thought about it and I don't want to upset you again, but for each day I behave you will take out a nail." The two were in agreement and as the days passed the parent would remove one nail after the other. One day the boy noticed that the nails were all gone. Happy, he called out his father "Look, I made it, the door doesn't have any more nails". "You're right", his father answered, "but what about the holes?"
While it's really nice that IE is once again a good browser, it's just not going to give me back all the nights I lost hacking layouts for the better half of the last decade.