Those banking etc. pages - I'm sure you know that was almost certainly poor site design / browser sniffing.
But weirdly, things are actually better now than a couple of years ago. Google, Hotmail etc. started being troublesome for a while but work fine for me now. Images was never a problem, although I hated what they did with the pop-over image back then. It recently reverted back to a simple list of thumbnails, thank goodness... I thought it could be since Presto was "not modern" but I get the same old-style images page in IE as well.