Paul Thurrott says Boycott IE
Paul Thurrott, Windows IT Pro: IE 7.0 Technical Changes Leave Web Developers, Users in the Lurch (via /.)
Amen, Hallelujah! I was thinking the same thing when I read that IE 7.0 will not pass the Acid 2 test (it took the Safari team, what, a few weeks to pass the test?), but to see a Windows-oriented journalist publicly call for the boycott is very encouraging. Hopefully the big media outlets pick up on this story and help put massive pressure on Microsoft to do the right thing.
If they're so worried about backwards compatibility, Microsoft could (once again) copy Netscape - include two rendering engines, the good one and the bad one (IE 6). If a user wants to risk using the old renderer for the sake of backwards compatibility, let them, but let's put pressure on web producers to get out of the proprietary IE markup hole.