That could be said of Netscape as well.
As for the browser wars, right now it's not a war. All the MS bashing isn't suprising. Reminds me of Monty Python's bit in Life Of Brian. What have the Romans ever done for us? Apart from the aquaduct, sewer system, roads, law enforcement...
Netscape has plenty of bugs, NS users are hesitant to mention them. As for the proliferation of malware targeted at MS browsers, why would anyone bother writing code targeted at NS users? Malware writers want recognition so they target the largest market.
As for AOL, adopting the Gecko engine may or may not occur, but if AOL changes the way their browser looks too much they risk confusing the user and that is a well documented no-no. Does anyone consider AOL FORCING Netscape on its users a success for NS? Seems like Micro$oft took quite a bit of heat for "forcing" their browser on us poor unsuspecting surfers.
Competition is a good thing though, the end user benefits. Until Microsoft is dethroned, they will remain the target of choice, however misguided the attackers are. :)