One of the greatest benefits of switching browsers (first to Mozilla, then Opera, then Firefox) was the feature that you could navigate (for instance back one to look at the context of something you were replying to, and when you went back the TEXTAREA retained the previous contents -- As long as you didn't leave the branch, e.g. going back and then following a different link, it was all good). Internet Explorer, to the best of my knowledge, doesn't feature this functionality.
Earlier today I happened to be authoring an verbose comment in Internet Explorer, on a site that only works with IE, and I accidentally back arrowed. Going forward, sure enough all of the other form fields were full, but the TEXTAREA was completely empty. All of my work was wiped out.
At moments like that I really, really hate Microsoft.