yes, it's good to have a focus. but like i say: removing basics like bookmarks -- you shouldn't release that phase. everyone was steaming, justifiably
The continued development of all these features in Opera might have been too costly, leading to the stripping-down of the product.
but lots of other features were very good, and they stripped it down so bad -- it didn't even have bookmarks for a while (!!!), so then i moved to Chrome.
a media player? haha, it did get a bit bloaty. but i used to read my mail in Opera for years (real client, not www) -- it also had a very broken irc, hardly usable.
"The beta of Unite includes a half-dozen Opera-made services that include file sharing, a media player, photo sharing, a Facebook-style "wall" dubbed "Fridge" where users can leave notes and a Web server."