The v12 Mac version has been crashing way too often lately (on Mavericks), and usually won't start again without a reboot. I'd probably keep re-starting it after the crashes, but having to reboot to get the damn thing up again is just too much work.
Opera v12 is still by far the best browser ever created, and the new ChrOperas are a sad, crippled, unusable mess.
I have no idea which of the remaining browsers I should use. We've lost proper Mouse Gestures - nothing comes close to v12's. There are some add-ons for Firefox and Chrome, but they're just not as good, and sometimes riddled with ad/spyware.. It's a weird situation to be in. I don't want to "live" without proper mouse gestures, but what the hell can I do, now that even Opera doesn't have them?!
Guys? What are you smoking? I can sort of understand having to stop maintaining your own rendering engine, but why haven't you reimplemented the most critical features Opera v12 had? What is Opera without proper mouse gestures?! What the hell are you doing? How many percent of your users have you lost already? Don't you want to keep the rest either?
I hate looking at Chrome's crippled settings screen. It just screams "nothing to see here, move along! a browser is only supposed to: 1) render pages, 2) be fast!". I hate it that Opera has become a bastardized version of a crippled-by-design browser like Chrome.
Look, I'm not asking for all that much. The most important things for me are: 1) proper mouse gestures, rather unsurprisingly, 2) custom search engines ("Create Search.."), 3) The kind of tab-switching that v12 had, right-click + mwheel and in last-used order, 4) bookmarks! and Opera Link.
What kind of a damn browser doesn't have bookmarks?! But really, if the new ChrOperas had those four things, I wouldn't have to switch.. then I could just wait around, and see if new versions would get closer to the Glory of v12.
But no.. you're basically forcing me to abandon Opera, which is really sad, and kind of counter-intuitive considering you're the company that makes Opera. Given the chance, I would pay 100 euros for a bug-free Opera v12 for the Mac, without hesitation.