I personally have no patience for the lazy. It's one thing to just not know any better because you're not computer savvy and didn't have a knowledgeable person to teach you (hence my suggested message), but it's another thing for the well informed to stick to outdated and insecure technology.
And people shouldn't be viewing my site at work anyway. My site has no bearing on their jobs. They should be doing their jobs at their jobs. Let them view my site at home when they aren't working, when they have some control over what browser they use.
I hand-coded the HTML for my main site. I am a total newb with HTML and CSS, and still had it validate against W3C's validation pages -- as HTML 4.01 Strict. Not one drop of browser-specific code (except to display the warning to IE users) can be found. And it displays perfectly in three browsers: Firefox, Chrome, and Konqueror with it's severely outdated KHTML engine. I haven't tried it in any others. At least two of those browsers work on the "Big Three" Operating Systems. I'm not trying to brag (far from it), I just have to wander why, with such a track record, should I bother with archaeic outdate insecure softwares like IE?
Heck, I'm half considering learning PHP just to patch IE support completely out of PunBB. If people see my warning and still want to use IE, not my problem. I told them there could be problems with IE, and they have every right to install a different browser on their own computers at home, so if they have problems, oh well.
I can't make the developers to drop IE support, but it would still be nice IMO