Except the US didn't actually stop MS from shipping IE. And look at the actual remedy imposed by the EU: customers are presented with a browser selection dialog at first boot which allows them to choose from a list of top browsers. If they select a non-IE option then they're sent to download that, but it doesn't remove all IE components from the system, merely selects a default.
Yes this is an extra imposition if you're happy to use MS's default browser, but it's hardly a particularly onerous one. In return the consumer benefits as one company fails to snuff out all competition in the browser market. Look at the performance benefits to us all when healthy competition returned to the browser market; MS had to start investing in browser development again -- something they entirely stopped doing during the period they had a practical browser monopoly.