Originally posted by geertlpa168:
Let's say that over the years I have read quite a few answers by Pesala and they were often useful. But this time I am on the side of Saiyin. He brought up a lot of interesting points regarding the lack of a bookmark feature and the findings of Opera surveys. He made a innocent remark not intended at anyone, no explanations were given. Instead of getting a reply he got a lecture.
Saiyan did not ask an innocent question. He started this thread with a rant about all he thought was wrong with the new Opera and its lack of a bookmarks manager, with a personal attack thrown in for good measure. I am not defending the New Opera, I am well aware of its failings, and will continue using 11.64 until it is a better choice for me, but people need to get real here. It is a new product, and many planned features are not included yet. Others are not planned (integrated email, notes, etc.) — it will never be the same as Opera 12.x again. It is not a Chrome clone, and it won't be a clone of the old Opera either.
Saiyan brought up nothing of interest, just a lot of points that have been made repeatedly by others since Opera 15 was released. He apparently failed to read any of the previous replies on the forums and blogs. In my reply, I explained how to manage bookmarks on the QAB or use Opera Link, and further that a bookmark manager was being worked on.
Now you join the fray shouting “WE DO WANT BOOKMARKS BACK” when you have already been told that they're working on it. How about doing some reading before giving me a lecture? The reasons why the email client is no longer integrated have also already been given many times. The mail client is no worse for being separated, it still has the same excellent features with fast search, and database filtering. The only loss is that it has been made rather less convenient to access from the browser. Customisable shortcuts could easily fix that. One minor improvement is that users can now check their mail without starting their browser — not something that I would use, but nevertheless an improvement for some.