I started using Opera some 10 years ago mostly so the browser I used for private browsing in work was different from the one one used for work. I got to like especially, at that time, the speed - important when you had a 256k connection.
Naughty, I know, but I liked the Crtl+H feature that hides the browser to the notification area. That went and was replaced by Crtl+shift+H (Ctrl + H brought up the history instead) but you had the option to change it back - I'm using 12 here and can still do it.
I had to restore my computer at home and that now has version 20 - it looks to be faster - but I miss that feature.
Speed dial is probably the feature that kept me using the browser even when its compatibility with some websites was iffy.
I'm not going to go back at home but will keep 12 for the foreseeable future at work.