This is the first result in google searching for Opera 17 bookmarks.
I've been using Opera as my main browser since version 9 and have been loving it, despite some quirks, now it's a Chrome wannabe, less bookmarks. The Speed Dial is a very useful feature which I use, but it's no substitute for bookmarks. I was under the impression that bookmarks would come after some time, but it doesn't look that way. It looks like I will be bidding a sad farewell to Opera. It's totally lost everything that made it Opera.
Good work Opera team, drive away your users and you can pull the plug, unlike Google who pulled the plug on reader with active but forewarned users.