tedster - 3:22 am on Nov 24, 2010 (gmt 0)
Albo, I don't think many people are having the kind of problem you are reporting. And certainly, this same kind of "basic" problem affects the users of other browsers too, but also on a small scale.
I always keep a copy of my profile on back up, but I've never had to use it in all the years I've used Opera. That began with version 3 for me in the late 90s, and back then it was not free - but I happily paid for it and never looked back.
I always loved Opera as a company - the forward thinking, early with real CSS support, first with tabs and many other innovations, and very active in challenging the W3C to get out of their ivory tower.