Rob, if you run Firefox, you can get an extension that tricks pages into thinking you are using IE.
As for Chrome, I've tried it and found just the opposite, graphics intense websites are noticeably slower for me, it almost looks like the old dial up screens where stuff downloads in lines. It annoyed me so I went back to plain old firefox which I think is still pound for pound the best browser around.
On a wild day a couple weeks ago, I installed the new Safari browser from Apple, its "ok", but they all feel like they are playing catch up to me.
I am looking forward to Google releasing their OS in the future, I think that has promise and will finally force M$ to try and get things right the first time.
Go ahead and run clown, with those big floppy shoes, you won't get far.