Hooray. It's about time.
Opera's market share is just pitiful.
The smartest thing they can do is change the name of the thing (and also their nonsensical tag line for the developer site: "Follow The Standards, Break The Rules")
It will be costly but it should have been done years ago.
If you didn't know anything about them, which browser would you install and try first, one named "Firefox" or one named "Opera"?
Opera - what's that? The browser for fat ladies who sing?
I've had it installed on every PC I've owned since 2000. Paid for a license because I wanted to support the product.
I, too, am very interested to see what changes might come with a new guy at the top.