Why does IE suck so much at rendering animated GIFs? I was browsing that latest of the twisted mr sheep's efforts through Avant, which is a relatively sensible wrapper around the IE rendering engine, and it almost choked. I loaded the same page in Firefox, and it worked fine. Of course, I use Opera for my serious browsing, but now I'm wondering if I should remove all traces of I.E. from my system (and also wondering why I didn't do this years ago).