Same here, I'm a tablet user (wayteq xtab 7q), and everything is worse with the new messed up UI. Worst of all, opera spent company money and dev time on this unnecessary step instead of doing quality of life fixes, such as "not pestering the user about nonresponding pages with a freakin popup notice in the middle of the freaking screen", or "enlarge the refresh button because its hard to hit with touch controls"
No. But there was PLENTY of time to develop notifications for promotions and news, which is a "feature" NOBODY wanted. Hey, losers, here is a piece of advice: I can check my news on my own! I don't need your program to wipe my ass for me!
Best of all, this is the second time the goddamn android overlord system updated my version without my express consent, so fuck them too. And I can't find a decent .apk to downgrade with.
Sorry that it came out this way, because I love Opera and the previous version (37, android) was great! (aside from finding my saved pages, and not being able to save pages in .mht or .html format, although that hasn't changed here either) Anyways, I've vented both my bad day, the ten years of frustration thanks to arbitrary ui changes in software and my disappointment with the new version of opera(41 for android, now with extra irrelevant crap and rolls of toilet paper), and now I feel a lot better. So take the abpve with a grain of salt.
So now I'm curious about your designers' reasoning behind this and all the minutiae UI changes that ruin my muscle memory, and the unergonomic colors and fonts.