"Windows 3.x is a neat OS, unfortunately there is no modern browser
that can take advantage of the modern web."
Although, text browsing using the pure DOS environment is still alive and well.
DOSLYNX by Fred Macall is still being updated and I email him from time to time to see how things are going.
But yes, sadly, Win16 bit is stuck in the 1990s. Nothing is being created for it by hobbyists or any major developer as far as I know. If you know anyone, I want to hear about it. Yet, that old kernel is excellent and I am still amazed at the robust aspects of many programs. Bloat is almost non-existent and user control is where you want it to be.
If you look at Windows 8, you can see that Microsoft wants to go the way of Apple and make the operating system 'geek-proof'. Perhaps more correctly would 'power user proof', because geeks have a way poking into everything no matter how complex it is. But I think you know what I mean.
Win 3.x is a great tool. Without a doubt networked small offices with 3.11 computers could still hold their own. Not only that, you save on an IT department staff with just one guy! Email might be troublesome, but then you can have your own mail server post office that delivers the 3.11 emails out to the world.
Even personally, I still consider win 3.11 the finest system out there as far as ease of use is concerned. My headaches with experimenting with OS/2 prove Win 3.11 and Win 95 were miles ahead for the average Joe. I hate to disparage OS/2 Warp, because I think it is a fascinating system, but you have to really know your stuff to get the most out of it.