If only this sort of thing worked….
Boycott IE. It's a cancer on the Web that must be stopped. IE isn't secure and isn't standards-compliant, which makes it unworkable both for end users and Web content creators. Because of their user bases, however, Web developers are hamstrung into developing for IE at the expense of established standards that work well in all other browsers. You can turn the tide by demanding more from Microsoft and by using a better alternative Web browser.
On the other hand, IE7 will at least be better than IE6. And the recent announcement that Microsoft is planning to push IE7 through Windows Update is welcome news. The quicker we can transition off of IE6, whether by convincing people to use a better product or by Critical-Updating them to IE7, the better my life will be.