Agreed, how ridiculous. I use AVG pro and am quite protected. Not to mention I'm not a n00b when it comes to safe browsing habits.
I'm talking about people who don't have safe browsing habits. Honestly, people who don't use the internet at all are the safest, hehe. But the point is to be protected no matter what you do, where you go, or who happens to have cracked which OS security hole this week.
As a consultant for the senior brass at both MS and Apple, I use all three major OSs deliberately venturing anywhere and everywhere in order to test under worst case scenarios.
So while I'm glad you are a safe browser, I think that has more to do with your current level of safety than anything by AVG (though the latest versions are MUCH better than they used to be). In all honesty, I haven't seen a modern rootkit that couldn't easily get past AVG without even breaking a sweat.
If you were just an average internet user with no knowledge of safe browsing habits, I'd bet cash money that you're a rootkit zombie and didn't even know it...and I'd win my bet.
So my recommendation of #1 and #2 AV programs is so you don't have to be a safe browser. Fair enough?