JCE3000GT: as an Opera user, have you had the following problem? for me, with prior versions of Opera (6 and 7, iirc), the interface is very fast, but the actual downloading is painfully slow. this is especially evident on a page with multiple images -- even on a simple Google Images search results page -- it'll take a long time to load entirely. i can't find any options to tweak this. the closest one is something like "(A)synchronous DNS", and if i toggle that, the browser will eventually stop downloading entirely, so it's not an option for me. IE 6 and Firefox 1.x on the same machine are plenty fine, so it's not a global Windows issue.
Opera is nice, but this pathetic downloading has stopped me from using it regularly, or from trying the newer versions.
i'm guessing you don't currently encounter the problem, if it's your favorite browser.. but have you encountered it on older versions of Opera? i'm just trying to figure whether Opera hates my computer for some reason.