Thanks, I really appreciate your help. However, I am not really a techie and I just want opera to work like my other browsers without having to do a lot of special tweeking. I know I can do it, but at some point a lot of users like me will just abandon Opera and go back to something that works. Just my opinion, but I think from Opera's standpoint it should be made as transparently user friendly as possible. Right now my Firefox browser shows all the images and even with ad blocker it doesn't garble the text. So for now I'll go back to Firefox and hope Opera eventually fixes things so it works correctly "out of the box".
But again, thanks for your help.