I used Opera when it was the only choice against Netscape or other (IE maybe)
--and like it a lot
I have since used Firefox in preference to Netscape (which is still available), but fading faster than a snowflake on a hot day..
--I have also since changed my mind about browser integrated email; originally I found it convenient, but have essentially decided I would rather not have my browser know about any emails I am using
--Opera does have an integrated email, like Netscape had, however I just don't use it
Now about the latest Opera, some features I can live without, even if many seek them
--a personal homepage if you like with the favored website selections..
--that's about it; it is as fast as Firefox, it also starts up quicker, Firefox always seems slow to load, and Opera's edit site preferences and block content features are just as effective as no-script,adblock plus, customize google (to prevent click-tracking)and other Firefox extensions, that are available; although not as automatic or perhaps as convenient
Opera Turbo mode may also help with slower or dialup connections
--the integrated web server in Opera could also be a plus, if you do any web page design..
I guess the only thing holding Opera back is its lack of addons/extensions, despite the fact that this is only a popularity contest, with many extensions, many of which are pointless/worthless
--I only ever use 3 Firefox extensions, and don't want to clutter up the browser with more
- adblock plus
- customize google
--I also set the hyperlink colors clicked, unclicked to be the same (helps prevent click tracking..
--That's it, that's all I do to the browser (Firefox..)