At least we are not still dealing with IE6 AND NN 6.x – from the same era. We can also therefore blame all our woes on our client's IT departments. 99.9% of consumers' browsers good.
I am glad that the push for killing IE6 has been steadily growing. It's been a pain in our but for far too long!
True story, from just this January: we decided to stop supporting IE6 for our main ecommerce site last year, since it had dropped to under 15%. When we launched a new version of our site this January, we had no IE6 support, and it looked pretty bad inIE6 (we put up a message suggesting users upgrade).
Even though our IE6 usage was down to 10% before launch, one of our higher ups *insisted* we put in work to make it look better for this minority of our users! As far as I can tell, the only reason why is because he was still using IE6!
(I saw "was", since just last week all PC users corporate-wide were upgraded to IE7).
Erik, I agree, much of the IE6 install base is driven by IT departments who are unwilling or unable to upgrade. It doesn't help that many companies paid for custom internal applications that were optimized for IE6 and just don't work well on later versions.
Nuvs, I have been down a similar path. Not that long ago I cam across a client on a very old Mac who was still running NN3. He had figured out by now that most sites just didn't work and knew he'd need to upgrade to use the modern web effectively, but I was still surprised. Often clients want us to build for their screen/system regardless of what the stats say in their own logs.