Sure, we love to complain about Internet Explorer. However, one feature that it offers that I like is that you can have tabs open up beside the current tab you're viewing. This way, tabs of the same topic tend to cluster together. Not to mention, you don't have open up a new tab, and then hit Control-Tab half a dozen times to view it (for the record: at this moment I have 16 tabs open).
If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. That's what I did when I installed the Tabs Open Relative add-on. Now Firefox opens up tabs just the way I've grown to like.