Great post by Paul Scrivens of 9rules fame discussing why he believes Flock never stood a chance of becoming the “default browswer of the non-IE crowd”. Paul is right on. I have tried Flock but I cannot see the reason to switch from using Mozilla Firefox as my default browser. It is a well designed product, with a great looking theme, but really adds nothing to my browsing experience. Things like my del.icio.us blog and my WordPress adminstration panel are only one click away in my bookmarks toolbar.
In many ways, Flock suffers from the same problem as convincing IE users to switch to Firefox. “IE works fine for my purposes, why should I change”. With Firefox you can point to issues such as tabbed browsing, security, extensions, etc., with Flock I just cannot see a reason to switch is.