Aren't people tired of arguing?
I don't get it.
You run across these discussions like "my Mac never crashes" or "IE sucks" and reading through you see mean comments, one after the next. The vast majority simply use personal experience as their measuring stick of current and future expectations but that level of experience is so small as to paint a completely inaccurate picture.
One bad apple
I used to do tech support. It was my 'career' before I got into web development (and no, I won't come over and fix your computer). So, let's be clear: stuff fails. Somebody's Maxtor drive would fail and from then on it'd be "Never buy Maxtor, they're the worst!" And yet the next person to come in with a failed Western Digital drive would say, "Never buy Western Digital, they're the worst! I love my Maxtor!" The problem is that their experience with a particular brand is so small that they really have no way of knowing whether that particular brand is reliable.
And honest-to-goodness failure of a product does happen, like Dell's recent battery incident. That doesn't mean that their other products aren't reliable. One bad apple spoils the bunch, it seems.
Righteous and deserved
The IE debate is a little different. I'm honestly a little surprised. Maybe it's just the capitalist in me but if I had a product that had 90%+ market share and was something I was giving away for free, I doubt I'd be spending my money to fix it...no matter how much money I had. Seriously, if you don't like it don't use it.
And yet, people feel they rightfully deserve for IE be fully CSS compliant. Let's see, food, shelter, freedom of religion, and CSS compliance. Yeah, that's about right. Let me put it this way: it's not a basic human right to have full CSS compliance. Nice to have but I'm not going to lose any sleep over it and I'm certainly not going to go out of my way to spam message boards and blog comments going on about how Microsoft is the devil for not including
So, if you build a product, I commend you for it. If it helps me, I'll use it. If it doesn't, I won't. If you'd like my feedback, I'll gladly give it in a civil and constructive fashion. That is all.