pkaster - 3:30 pm on Nov 24, 2010 (gmt 0)
Browser stats are highly unreliable, and that site is heavily biased towards the US. But the fact is that we do know that Opera has more than 140 million users, and we do know that there are about 2 billion people online in total. That means that Opera's actual market share is about 7%. Opera is also huge in parts of the world, such as Eastern Europe.
You should stop attributing "attitudes" to Opera, especially when it is so massively misplaced as this one. Opera has had several rounds of aligning shortcuts with other browsers, including moving from Ctrl+N to Ctrl+T to open new tabs, which caused a massive uproar among existing Opera users. If Opera had an "attitude", they would not have made these changes in the first place.
And even though we are discussing Opera in general, you keep bringing up your personal pet peeves. Once again, you do not represent everyone else! Of course, neither do I. And luckily, neither of us will have do the design here.
You don't have to tab between links in Opera, because you can move between them using the arrow keys. It's called Spatial Navigation.
And the address bar does belong below the tab bar, because the address bar is directly linked to the page, while the tab bar is global. And indeed, all the other browsers are now following Opera, and placing the tab bar at the top! Looks like Opera is doing something right even though you think it's wrong.
And finally, chill out! We're just debating. Our lives don't depend on who's right and who's wrong. I definitely think your arguments are based on various fallacies, though.