So what is it exactly about anti-aliasing that's supposed to be so great?
I just installed the latest Mozilla, 0.9.9, which among other things, touts its ability to display AA text via the freetype2 library.
So I try it out. Yes, things are less jagged. But only because they're _freaking_ blurry. I started developing a headache in about 20 seconds. Ugh.
At least without AA I can read, even if it's not incredibly gorgeous. I'm sure AA works nicely for games and whatnot but for text sharp edges are where it's at.