When will M$ drop support for IE6?

Whilst working with IE6 recently, ha, sorry I mean against IE6 – I found that a number of times I was asking (read: wishing) when support for this horrendous browser would be dropped. According to http://cmsreport.com/node/1812, support could be dropped when mainstream support for XP is dropped. Wouldn’t that be great? But hang on, isn’t everyone doing their best to avoid upgrading to Vista, hoping that M$ doesn’t drop support, or even stop allowing new PCs to be shipped with it until Windows 7? It seems that we have a bit of a conflict of interest here, meaning I don’t think there is a way of getting rid of IE6 whilst keeping XP – which is annoying, to say the least.