It's basically just a Chrome with a new skin and a few extra features that aren't fully functional or usable without hotkeys.I would love an opera chromium build!
I was mostly just curious of what people, who bookmark heavily, would want in a bookmark manager, and whether non-power users would also find that beneficial. Even though there are extensions that cover some of this for Chrome, it may be a project, in my spare time, I'd be willing to take on for the core if it made sense.
I agree with you, and hopefully most of those features are still on the table. Going completely native was a massive undertaking, and now that's out of the way perhaps they'll focus on those things. We'll see, I guess. I kind of like stash though, but then again I don't have near the amount of bookmarks as someone like yourself.
SilverCircle's example is a bit over the top. Basically Opera with tags would be perfect. Chrome's bookmark manager is crappy as all hell.
Yeah going native must have taken a lot of work, but it's a lot of the minor features that are missing that piss people off. I can wait for Bookmarks and Sync but pinning and stacking tabs, hotkeys for the speed dial and a better implementation of mouse gestures could have been done before they released this. This was just really rushed and it doesn't bode well for the future of Opera (at least thats how I feel). Stash is nice for a few things (I'm even using it) but it's mostly a temporary kind of thing.
While I liked Presto, it was a better idea to adopt Chrome's engine as it takes a lot of the work off of the Opera team to focus on other features (though they'll likely work on the engine too).