So, why did I just divulge into my life story of internet browsing? Well, it's quite simple really: Today, I switched from Firefox to Opera. FML... (Not really, I just couldn't resist saying FML).
Actually, I switched to Opera 10.60 for the first time in my life, and I couldn't be happier. I have always loved Mozilla, but with the recent focus on aesthetic themes instead of performance, I just couldn't take it anymore. Firefox started getting on my nerves, so I had to escape...
I started Opera, and my life evolved into a wonderful thing. The features that come with Opera work much faster than add-ons of similar functionality in firefox. In fact, I am much more at ease using these functions than firefox add-ons because I know I can trust the source. It's not that I expect there to be malicious code in firefox add-ons. It's really the fact that the developer may not be completely familiar with firefox's code to be able to make a top-notch product. (Yes, I know it's open-source, but that doesn't mean every developer completely familiarizes himself with the ins and outs of everything firefox).
All I can say is that I am happy with the change to Opera based upon today's usage. Will it last? I don't know, but life's a mystery, and I'm along for the ride.
I recommend anyone getting a little annoyed with (or even bored with) their internet browsing experience to try Opera 10.60.
(and, NO, I will NEVER switch to Chrome...)