here here i agree with you, they make something good do the little tweak here and their and then you go and mess it all up!
i have been using opera for about 12 years now or so.
And it had always been the best!
This last version has now gone down sevieral pegging in the layout, to a the crap interfaces of that of ms, crome and now firefox with the abity not to turn javscript off!
And even the logo on the desktop looks crap compired the the older ones or is it just because that i am in the middle of reinstalling my pc that's was do to ms update conflixs have fiddle kill the os from a 5 sec boot to 60+secs!
for my 2 cence i like to see the zoom size, the address bar and a search bar not one, the back button that has a slide function that allow you to jump back many pages, to choose my defualt search engine which a click.
i don't want google forced at me with every thing i do!
I liked the fact that you could just press f12 qnd get the quick option/setting up and see what were turned on or off. i want to see want how vunable the browser is not have to hunt to find them!
for the download manager to look good and right click on the item to choose my option not this not fact thing that fills the whole screen that can only 5! and to the function of that browers with having to to some 3rd to fix the bloopers that have been made!
so pls have a choice of which layout you what the crapy chrome or the better versions of 8.x 9.x 10.x
just becuase their is a name being flash around doesn't mean you have to dumb down it!
Come on opera keep your world leading appearance, skills, usablity and tech!
as i now going to download an older version that i like that isn't old to work with all webpages do their going 4+ hours or so!