I've been fairly happy with some of the new features that IE8 has brought with it (more CSS support, more correct HTML rendering). I've also been very unhappy with a slew of new issues as well (Lookahead downloader issues, like this, along with various other random issues).
But the last few posts on the IE Blog have made the future look a little brighter (if only people upgrade their IE, or Windows does a better job of upgrading it for them)
Finally SVG!, Yay!
CSS rounded borders, hip hip horray!!
It's just sad that IE7/6 is still a major contenders, ugghhh.