I don’t use Safari, unless I have to… which usually means only when using Apple services like the iOS Developer Center so I can access my Apple Development account for making iPhone Apps (which I believe will soon too be obsolete).
The bottom line is that there is nothing special about Safari when compared to Firefox or Chrome (or even clunky IE).
What we don’t need is more browsers. We need less browsers and more standards, so that websites and web applications can function and appear the same across all platforms. By retiring Safari, it’s one less thing the tech industry has to worry about, which saves us all time and money.
Here’s an article about retiring Safari that I agree with 100%: