it wasnt loaded with all the garbage
You mean like the built in email, IRC, RSS reader, sessions, ad blocker, mouse gestures, voice support, and widgets? You are aware that Opera had probably the most built in stuff of any browser on the planet right? The new Opera is much more pared down by comparison. That said, if you want a browser with a ton of built in stuff Vivaldi is headed up by one of Opera old devs and is gearing itself to take over were Opera 12 left off. Its just a tech beta so its not quite ready for prime time, and I use the dev channel release of Opera 29 so thats saying a lot, but it might be what you are looking for.
you confuse features with bloat. Modern browsers have a bloat issue, more so due to the way features are added; we call it "progress."