Opera-team! Please ask your developer from the early 2008 for the basic idea of mobile browsing and than create something for USERS.
You are analysing a large amount of user data without taking in consideration of 'WHO is using' and 'HOW they are using'.
And this is the result in new Opera mobile.
Please ask a professional Designer what are the easy moves with the hand, tactile sense, and many other..., before ending in tendovaginitis.
I don't prefer answers like: "...you can use lower versions" or "... than use Firefox or Chrom"...
This are answers of people which are 'cooking only their own soup ' .
Thanks for your understanding!
(I'am using Opera mobile since V. 8 on Win mobile)