If you are looking for a free web browser that is user-friendly and extremely easy to use, then you need to get Firefox. I have been using Firefox for a few years now and I am not the least bit disappointed in its performance. I am not saying that other browsers are not good but I have found Firefox to be what I want. The menus are simple and there are many options available that other browsers do not have. You should download and install it to see those differences as what each person sees as being different will differ. It is fully customizable and has a lot more features that Internet Explorer.
Anyhow, Firefox is updated quite regularly, so you need not worry about running an out-of-date browser. Try Firefox and see if it makes a difference in your browsing experience, just like it did my own.