Originally Posted by freedom_razor
I don't make websites for money.
I guessed as much.
I, on the other hand, do - which means, for better or worse, I need to put what my clients' aims ahead of desires to make my life that little bit easier (though I get paid for the time I spend fixing things in IE6 as well, so…)
(I've not had major problems bringing IE6 into line for some years. I may not end up with identical sites, effects, full features for IE6, but I sure as hell don't give them a page telling them to upgrade. The key is progressive enhancement, not to fob off that many users with an upgrade notice.)
Don't get me wrong. I'm as in love with web standards and resentful of IE6 as the next standardista. There are few things I'd like more (for my working day) than to see IE6 suddenly disappear from face of the earth. But, back in the real world, where ditching ~20-35% could literally mean losing out on millions in revenue for clients, my desire to ignore IE6 users isn't likely to find parity amongst my clients.
Consequently, it's most often those with few, if any, clients who enjoy the luxury of drawing lines in the sand, saying that they don't and won't support IE6. Professionals are too busy just getting on with it.