Man I hope so. It would be great to not have to invent separate style sheets for IE and just quit the hacking we have to do to ensure overall good UX. I’m curious to see if people will start to let go of IE6 and make the jump straight to IE8 (since IE7 didn’t really gain any more speed).
Hopefully Microsoft has really taken the time to invest in catching their browser up to CSS compliance and us UX designers can focus on what really concerns us. I am a big proponent of using CSS Reset and trying to level the playing field, but inevitably I have to use a hack to get IE to respond correctly. My guess is that as the browser wars wage on, the F2E folks will just continue getting the job done. Job security to know all the minutia of varying browsers I guess.