Well, this is kinda old, but Bill, I'd say in fact this is Microsoft's way of saying: Upgrade to IE10, so that we can keep and regain some marketshare. I bet they themselves are tired of IE6. Of course, they wouldn't suggest that people move to Chrome or Firefox ...ever! But hey, at least it's a move in the right direction. Hopefully we will see an ie7countdown.com
site soon. Cheers!