Spending half a day at the Opera - Opera 9 Released@ 2006/06/20
It wasn't that I disliked Opera for a particular reason. Well, there was one major reason – ads – but even after Opera became ad-free I still didn't warm to it. I felt that Opera was too clunky, bloated and gimmicky to be a real browser. All I wanted was speed and compatibility with my favourite websites. I didn't care for anything else.