Re: Plugins are actually the symptom, not the root problem
"That's why you could set your fonts in early versions of Netscape."
Both Firefox and IE (but not Chrome) still let you do this, and let you prevent those settings being overridden. Even today, I'd recommend at least trying it. It makes things a lot more readable (the same font on all sites is a lot easier on the eye), and generally fixes more than it breaks.