Not hardly or even ever in your dreams.
I love IE, I love OE....and use nothing else. I don't like 'branded' versions such as what AOL or MSN throws at you, or some computer vendors, but installed along with the version windows you use is the only way I've traveled for ten years.
I use common sense....never used an antivirus for the first five years; and never used a firewall at all until my new starband satellite modem service required it with XP to give permission to starband before I could travel the net (it would reboot the computer if the firewall was turned off).
I'll be moving to WildBlue in a couple of weeks, and although they require a full antivirus (which I use anyhow for the last five years faithfully), I don't know yet about the firewall issue. In any event, the firewall has a basic configuration and has kept me happy so far without special configuration.
Either I am leading a charmed life, or common sense with specific settings for IE and OE has kept me a happy camper, but I've only been infected with a virus once while working with files for ZDNET a few years back (it was part of the pitfalls of that job that you ran that risk and we all knew it), and my email program with realtime AV coverage notified me once about an infected attachment that was deleted and never opened, and one file I downloaded on the net about a year ago got deleted by my AV program as soon as it completed the download because it was infected.
I get slammed with stupid spam because of other people leaving my email address at sites they go to as a 'friend recommendation' for dumb things because most times I opt out at a site I might be registering at for email stuff from them. I read the fine print at websites faithfully before clicking stuff...most people don't.
I have no idea where you got the idea that I would recommend Mozilla, Firefox, Netscape, or Opera....other people are happy with those programs and more power to them. I'm happy with my tried and true...and have had very little issue with either IE or OE to complain about. I get all the updates for both on a regular basis and I don't use any website 'throw away' email addresses like Hotmail or Yahoo or GMail, as I believe all of them are pretty intrusive to my system even with a visit to their sites.
The biggest complaint I have is that so many ISP's are now 'protecting' their customers with overkill....they are stopping emails from coming through if they even suspect that it might be spam; they stop emails from coming through if they don't like the file attachment; they will close your account in a heartbeat without notice if they suspect you are on an infected machine (I think a phone call or at least an email sent to tell you what has happened is in order prior to shutting it down....Adelphia is the company that comes to mind right now). I would prefer to get EVERY piece of mail somebody sends me and give me control over what to do with it again, than have some jerk on an ego trip writing software at the ISP end that makes decisions for me ahead of time. I'm paying for the service.....give me what I've paid for.