IE... it's time for pluggins.
I've been a Chrome user for a couple years now. It started out great. What attracted me to Chrome was how fast the interface is; it just feels snappy. But for the past year, Chrome has become entirely too unstable and I continually have problems with Flash (particularly YouTube which is weird). My Chrome issues happen across my PC's (and 1 Mac) so I can't be the only one suffering from these issues.
So I tried other browsers. Firefox is slow... soooo slow. I can't even consider it.
IE10 is fast and stable but desperately needs plugins. In fact it's surprising at first to use a browser that is so fast and stable. No matter how many browser windows I have open or which web page I'm viewing, it always seems to keep running at full speed. I would love to make it my default browser but the second that I find a long article that I would like to come back to later, I can't. I can pin in on my desktop... but that is useless for me when I'm mobile with my phone or Kindle. So I copy the URL, paste it into Chrome, and click my plugin. That sucks.
To be clear, IE does support plugins but they are only good for printing coupons. I'm looking for Firefox or Chrome style plugin capabilities which can be triggered from the UI. I use SoundGecko, Reability, and Evernote frequently. The lack of a plugin architecture makes it very difficult to read something later or store something in my notes. Devs also tend to use a variety of plugins to access or highlight elements of a webpage for tweaking or discovering issues. There are so many use cases for plugins I think the time to implement has long past but it's never too late to change.
IE... please add plugin functionality so I can set you as my default browser. I'm ready to come back and I don't think I'm the only one.