Does Opera still have funky UI and modal dialogs everywhere? Haven't tried it in years.
Yes sadly they do
Week 3 : Opera Impression : actually only lasted 10 minutes. I visited the Coffeehouse first and saw a large gap of empty space between the page header and the first thread title. As the Coffeehouse is my home-page, and this looks to me like a straightforward rendering layout, I decided that Opera fell at the first hurdle and un-installed it. Sorry Opera. I'll try again after they release the next major update.
But I am posting this reply from Opera 10.5, and Channel 9 looks great and haven't noticed any problem yet.