Fotiman - 2:01 pm on Aug 17, 2011 (gmt 0)
Personally, I like the more rapid release schedule, which they seem to have adopted from Chrome. It means that updates will be released quicker, and in smaller incremental chunks. Because each release will contain less, there will be less chance of something breaking, and incrementally better browsers will be available more quickly.
Chrome is my browser of choice because of it's speed, but also because I don't need to kill the entire browser when one tab stops working. People who call it spyware are typically just repeating rumors and incorrect stories without merit and are therefore just exacerbating the rumors. Most of which I think stems from the auto-suggest search feature, which you also have in Firefox's search box (it's just that Google integrates the search and address bar into one). Honestly, I wouldn't care if Google knows where I visit. Do you ever stop to think that your ISP knows where you visit? Do you care?
In any case, Firefox is still my #2 browser, and still #1 for development/debugging. Nothing beats Firebug (though the Developer Tools in Chrome come close). Firefox has been dethroned as the #2 browser (by Chrome) and I hope the aggressive release schedules continue to push browser innovations.