Bye Bye IE
Well no, if MS dump IE in favour of Chrome, then we would in effect be moving from one old monopoly to a new monopoly. Diversity in any product choice is important for progress and competition. This is quite apart from what Google may be doing with the usage data it collects.
I use Firefox, Safari, Chrome and IE, and they all behave differently and render some websites better than others. I look forward to all browsers being HTML5 compatible, so I can use one. With my corporate hat on, yep testing for several different browsers is a pain, internally you only want one, but externally, who am I to dictate which browser my clients choose.
So MS lets keep IE, sometimes it's good and sometimes it's bad, but at least it's a standard on the corporate desktop, and I really don't want to have to retest all my apps on another browser, let alone do all the security testing for an even more leaky product.