pkaster - 2:30 am on Nov 24, 2010 (gmt 0)
they spend their time tinkering and adding new features instead of adding basic functionality that is missing
This does not compute. You don't think they should add new features, but they should add new features that are missing? Do you want them to add new functionality/features or not?
Maybe they aren't adding what you personally want them to add, but that's a different discussion.
For instance, I still can't Ctrl-click to open a link in a new tab (I have to shift-click instead).
Or middle-click. Doesn't exactly sound like a big deal.
Nor can I right-click the navigation buttons to bring up the history.
Yes, click and hold.
Particularly stupid is the absence of the menu-bar by default
That's the default on Windows nowadays, so don't blame Opera. Opera should blend into the OS, don't you agree?
This might be enough to hold on to their 1% market share but not nearly enough to improve upon it.
1%? Where did you get that figure from? Opera's total user base is more than 140 million users. Since there are 2 billion people online, Opera's market share is around 7%. Of course, its market share is very low in some markets, and very hight in others.