Great, if it is working you can play with Opera again.
If you found the profile folder, you can try doing periodical Back ups to avoid uninstalling it, maybe it was an extension.
Didn't tested Brave, maybe i'll try it but Opera accomplishes most of the needs.
Thank you xD
@zalex108 I have encountered the sites blocking the VPN before, but without agreeing with their views, I could understand and accept them. In this case, I am running into sites that simply disallow non-USA IP addresses due to GDPR.