There's some news over on Microsoft Watch about the upcoming IE7 browser. It all sounded pretty good until I got to the last bit:
Partner sources say Microsoft is wavering on the extent to which it plans to support CSS2 with IE 7.0. Developers have been clamoring for Microsoft to update its CSS support to support the latest W3C standards for years. But Microsoft is leaning toward adding some additional CSS2 support to IE 7.0, but not embracing the standard in its entirety, partners say.
So the beatings will continue until web developers just curl up and die, it sounds like.