Anyway...I'm not trying to convince anyone to go this way and In fact knowing me, I'm not sure I'll remain with this combo. But for now it's proven an interesting and enjoyable divergence. Oh... and I dropped Lastpass on IE and instead activated my Norton 360's identity safe which also works beautifully with IE and Outlook.
AS an aside: I have not been bothered by the introduction of ads to the pages I visit with the only exception being the flash ads that I find distracting. I've felt somewhat guilty for crushing all ads here and elsewhere for some time now using ad block plus on FF. When I do return to FF I will make certain to enact the exceptions to the blocking rule or to simply disable the add-on altogether.
UserAgent: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; MSIE 9.0; Windows NT 6.1; Trident/5.0; BOIE9;ENUSMSE)