Microsoft IE8 is finally here, popular opinion is that it will find its users only amongst the existing IE users. IE8 is not trying to appeal to users of its competitors. However, I sincerely hope that it at least appeals to IE6 users enough to make it extinct soon.
Microsoft seems to have taken effort to show support for standards, at least while presenting it. To be fair, IE8 does support CSS 2.1 and that is truly commendable.
However, more than its new features, I am more interested in how will its compatibility view handle its predecessors’ features.