Unfortunatly, IE will be around for a while yet
I fear that whatever the outcome of any EU legislation, the world will still spin in an IE direction for a while yet. For the mass market whether we like it or not, Windoze is the predominant player dragging it's dumb cousin IE along in it's wake and the average punter just doesn't appreciate that there are better alternatives out there. It's a combination of ignorance and apathy that Microsoft play on to preserve their market share. Because Microsoft are such an effective marketing machine, the MS message has become ingrained in the psyche and Joe Average just doesn't understand that there are better alternatives available.
Unfortunately, Microsoft are so indifferent to the billions that they are fined, I'm sure that they just treat it as an operating cost and will carry on regardless of future penalties.
Footnote, I was in the Apple store in Southampton at the weekend and happened to be standing next to another punter who was looking at a copy of MS Office. I happened to mention that there were alternatives out there, iWork, Lotus Symphony and OpenOffice and they had not heard of any of them. I said they were free and worth a look and they put the copy of Office back on the shelf :-)