Granted a lot of you don't really care, but here's why.
1.) Do not track.
2.) It has a 3 year old Ad Block which still works perfectly and is free. [link]
3.) It loads web pages for me faster than Firefox and Chrome do, I doubt you will believe me on this one. Mainly due to the fact that as soon as any add-on causes any page lag, IE will say "Speed up by disabling add-ons" and show me which ones are causing the lag. Chrome and Firefox do not have such a feature. Do I have a clue which add-ons have what effect on speed with Firefox or Chrome? None whatsoever, no.
4.) I quite like the style of the buttons and tabs and the font it selects for web pages I visit. Makes things more readable for me.
5.) It loads HD videos better for me than Chrome or Firefox, again I doubt you will believe me on this one.
This is why, for those of you who are interested. Also because it doesn't have any unnecessary garbage with it and seems rather streamline. Before I would experiment with Internet Explorer 7 (Eww), 8 (at it's beta stage this was probably the worst browser of all time ever, I mean yes it's a beta but why release it when fuck all works?), 9 (Brilliant. And I probably would have made the switch here if I'd known about the adblock at point 2.
6.) I like all this touch screen stuff going on at the moment, being rather used to using an iPhone now, I rather like touching things. (giggity) Anyway Internet Explorer is becoming more and more optimized for touch, and of course this will be because of Windows 8. I don't know what your stance is on this but personally I love touch screen devices, with one condition. The screen isn't shit small.
I'd love it if I could have a desktop computer with a 30" touch screen that synced up perfectly with the OS. I have no idea how plausible this is, but I imagine it's a possibility. Particularly if you could control different things with different fingers. Imagine how good that would be for gaming?
I'd love a 15.6" touch screen laptop. Trouble with touchscreen stuff though is it makes the price shoot up, and I can't really justify buying one at this time when I have a perfectly good working Lenovo, but in future who knows. Especially since with technology prices always go down over time. Just the other day I found an SSD with over 900GB of storage for <£500. Sounds expensive, and it is, but for an SSD considering what the price per GB was before? It's cheap!
Perhaps I just need to browse around more and there's a needle in a haystack touchscreen laptop out there for me with an Intel i5 processor at a reasonable price with a 15.6" screen. Maybe soon the Acer Iconia will be improved so that it's not just a pile of shite with two screens.