Naturally it appeared as if I had clicked "yes I would love to see this even though I clicked NO

what is your os? it didn't happen to me on macOS. you can report a bug.

I have disabled it in the settings but it still appears on the top bar

I had the same thing. this should be a feature request. it looks like a ui design mistake.

Speed Dial suggestions coming back on whenever they want to

again I never had this problems in macos. I believe it's a windows specific thing, so I'm not sure if it's because of opera. did you disable receive promoted speed dials and bookmarks and show speed dial suggestions. this is not an issue on macos version. please try reporting a bug.