I completely agree with jrista. The new Operas lack a ton of features that made the old Opera 12 unique, in an effort to appeal to the Firefox and Chrome users, I guess. I think that kind of approach is foolish, since those people are not going to stop to use their browsers to use a watered down copy like the new Operas are. If you want to add new stuff to try to appeal to those people, that's fine by me, but doing that by removing the features that your users loved in the first place and by forcing them to use the new lackluster features, like that terrible bookmark bar, is a terrible idea cause what that makes is us to go use their browsers instead. And that's a shame.
I've been a long time Opera user, but 12 is becoming obsolete, so I'll have to upgrade to a new browser soon. That being said, I'm not going to use the new Opera as it is now. I'd love to see the old bookmark menu back, the old downloads page back, instead of that terrible Firefox download box thing, and customization options back, since I want to put buttons like the home button where I want them to be. Otherwise I'll just go to Chrome, because why would I use the new Opera when it lacks everything I liked about Opera anyway?
I hope you guys hear us old users suggestions so I can keep using Opera in the future.