bill - 6:45 am on Nov 24, 2010 (gmt 0)
I still can't Ctrl-click to open a link in a new tab (I have to shift-click instead)
Or you could right click the link and choose from a number of commands. The truth is, as tedster already noted, Opera was the first with the tabbed browser, so you're criticizing them for not adopting the FireFox style? Sure I understand that other browsers have a bigger market share and wooing them is important, but I can also see where something like this Ctrl-click on a link behavior might not be their highest priority. I've also been using Opera since the days when it was a paid browser and changing that functionality would be a bit awkward for me.
I think the key of this release will be the addition of Extensions. That will do more to pull users of other browsers than anything else.