Well for those of us who bought the hype and moved to Win7, using IE8 is not an option. Like so many of the other posts I am not impressed with either at all. Since this is a post about IE8 I'll stay on that subject. The inability to merge toolbars is decades overdue. The favorites bar is not used by anyone I know, although I am sure there are some folks who just leave it suck up space on their window. Security (Safety - LOL) is cumbersome, intrusive and so ineffective that almost all of us still depend on third party software and have to disable the 'features' of IE to make things work. There seems to be much less flexibility than IE 6 or 7 in setting up anything. Printing is worse that previous editions IE8 seems to simply be a vehicle to promote the plethora of add ons that are proliferating the scene. It seems a shame that with all of the intelligence of Microsoft that basic functionality has to be relegated to add-ons and garbage remains the heart of the product.