@sgunhouse I find it ridiculous to be honest.
I myself am a developer, and whenever there's a feature that's being retired, there's always a sane and valid reason to do so, it is also explained thoroughly to the user why it has been done so. Since this was a feature for ease-of-use, it has been moved for no apparent reason. In the end, the quality and easy of use has degraded regardless of one's view - instead of making one click to access closed tabs (because not always do we need the last one), we now have to make additional movements and clicks. What's more, it's not placed far from tabs, where it was previously placed and felt natural.
Had to roll back and disable auto-update. Thank you very much for forcing me to tick to older versions because of no apparent reason.
I am very disappointed in how opera turned out to be, especially considering why so many of us have used it since version 9 and even before that.
I completely agree with ericartman92. Removing a unique feature of convenience and replacing it with one of degraded convenience is terrible move, and it drives away Opera's users. Why would you eliminate features that distinguish Opera from Chrome & Firefox?? It's not like Opera has the majority market.