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How close does Internet Explorer 8 mimic IE7 when you set the browser mode to Internet Explorer 7?

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Hard to quantify, but here's a list of specific differences.

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It appears to be extremely close if not 100%. Microsoft even supports allowing websites to force the compatibility mode to occur.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/internet-explorer/readiness/developers-new.aspx

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