As a limited offer, Opera is now available at a 50% discount [opera.com]. It's now 19.99 USD (students get it for 9.99 USD). In addition to that, keep in mind that the euro is rather strong right now. So it's even less expensive for us European folks.
You can also download a free sponsered version of Opera [opera.com]. The banner will go away, as soon as you register Opera. The non-java version is only 3.4 MB. If you haven't tried it before, now's the time!