The first time I got a real graphical internet experience was in Mosaic, which later became Netscape. I was running a BBS at the time, and the most graphic thing at that time was something called "RIP". Most BBS were text based.
Anyway, I used Netscape all the way utnil Version 4, and never looked back. I have installed some Netscape communicator versions, but found the load time to be too damn slow.
I recently even installed Mozilla 1.4, which I felt was too slow.... But, being a web designer for onMethod Design studios - I liked the fact that Mozilla was 100% standards complaint.
At anyrate - I found a new browser called Mozilla Firebird which you can find out about here Please check it out. It rocks (I haven't recommended a browser since IE 4.0)