yes your idea is nice, but as my experience before we couldn’t found such reliable script which can detect IE in php. However we have script to detect for IE only but not specific version. But as soon as we get around we will add this. We are trying to make our plugin best in every respect but truth is we can make things better but not 100 perfect.
Well if we set legacy view for IE by force it’s may not be accepted by other PPOM clients. So we have to make feature acceptable generally. So we decided to not to use condition for IE. Either you can use new or legacy view.