Sasha, I don't *hate* IE. The issue I have with IE is that it does not support accepted web standards in a good way. Even in an acceptable way. And *for my personal sites* I don't intend to add a lot of hacks and conditional comments to make my sites work for IE 6 and 7.
*For non-personal sites*, e.g sites that I build for others, it is the choices of the site owner that governs how the site is built. If they want a site that works in IE6/7, they will get that. But my own, personal, sites? No. And excluding IE completely is a much simpler way of doing it than letting them in, serving content that will appear odd or off to them, and have them contact me about things that "aren't working" when it's actually the browser they use that is causing them problems (unless of course I F*** up somewhere, which is known to happen occasionally
). It is a personal choice. And it doesn't affect very many people, I have stats to prove that -- every site I've run has had an overwhelmingly large share of Safari and Firefox visitors. I don't really care much why that is, I just see that it is so. The stats prove that IE users *on my personal sites* aren't numerous enogh to be a factor. If they were, I might consider rethinking. But most likely not. Besides, if IE6 isn't prevented from accessing sites, how can we ever get people to stop using it (lots of security flaws, old rendering engine, very little support for accepted standards, requires hacks galore...)
If someone likes IE6 over other browsers, that's fine by me, I have no opinion about that. But why should that person force me to do a number of unnecessary additions to my sites, just to satisfy that one browser?
In summary: I don't hate IE. I dislike it, but I don't hate it. I build my sites according to web standards which make them look and work the same in all standards compliant browsers. If a browser is not sufficiently standards compiant, I have no reason to add support for it. And that applies only to my personal, non-business, sites. And, this has absolutely nothing to do with the presented mod. But it's nice to see you too.