I think it's great that Opera want to move with the times and update the look and feel of their browser, and okay they have used open source software as the basis for the new browser.
this gives you access to all the extensions already made for Chrome, by adding one little extension.
not such a bad thing!
On the down side why there is no "sync" on Windows XP is beyond me.
It really p***** me off that they would leave a huge chunk of the community out in the cold.
sort it out and it could be a great browser once again!
My ten cents don't take it personal.