So IE 8 is out, and a fair amount of people have tried it at this point. In general, the buzz is good, but there have been a couple of things that haven’t been necessarily ideal. The biggest items that aren’t meeting up with people’s expectations are the accelerators and the Web Clips.
The issue is, both them have to be enabled and optimized on the site you’re browsing. This means that until IE 8 becomes much more mainstream, it’s not gonna happen. So is this a deal breaker? Not a chance. IE 8 is still a big step up from IE 7. The anti-malware portion alone makes it a clear upgrade. I think that for now, the accelerators and Web Clips are nice, but not the big deal that Microsoft would like them to be.