Brett_Tabke - 3:11 am on Feb 14, 2010 (gmt 0)
>Why isn't there the same enthusiasm about Opera as there is for Firefox?
Because Opera is developed by a group of Tone Deaf Norwegians who are marketing morons. That is harsh to say, but it is the absolute truth. They clearly have had a superior product at many stages of the game, but have completely and utterly failed at marketing it. Their biggest problem is that they have never listened to their users except when they needed feature feedback. They hold their users in a contemptuous state. They feel they are something they have had to tolerate instead of engaging.
It will be interesting to see if the new ceo has the guts to take the company in a new direction, take off the blinders, remove the ear plugs, and have the insight to engage it's user base in a meaningful conversation.