OK, but "better" in what way? I've had a minimum of any serious glitches w/IE is why I ask.
You've had a minimum of glitches with IE, Andy, because it is integral to the Windows OS. That was what all the fuss was over (MS forcing their browser on the vast majority of computer users worldwide) between Microsoft and the other software outfits, Sun Microsystems, et al, who brought suit against Bill Gates, et al, in federal court on anti-trust charges.
Many folks don't care for IE because of so many crashes on Windows machines; the reason for the crashes being due to Microsoft's writing one-size-fits-all software for many different hardware manufacturers. As a result, the Windows OS is easily hacked because the code must be loose enough to fit a variety of machine systems. That's why they're still coming out with security patches for WinXP after all this time.
At one time or another I've tried most all the well-known browsers (except for osso's Safari on which she continues to survive in the Serengeti thanks to Steve Jobs having both built her computer AND written the OS for it, which is why Apple products have relatively few problems) and all of the browsers at one and the same time, when I was writing HTML code and wanted to test my webpages on a variety of browsers; Netscape, Oracle, Firefox, etc., as well as on IE. I found it difficult to get any other browser to work efficiently with IE resident on the PC, and there was, and still is, no way to eliminate IE without taking a hammer to the hard drive. Eventually I found that all the webpages I created would load faster and had a better presentation on IE. Q.E.D.