I had a curve 8350i for nextel. OS 4.6.whatever. I didn't like the browser at all, and when I bought the wife a 8330m I thought, wow... this browser I can handle. I've played with the new 5.0 beta's and it's changing alrighty.
Sad, I too liked the simple yet viewable manner of the 4.5 browser.
Opera is ridiculous, I liked the older versions, the new one with the tabs, etc... the window is already small enough, now we're tabbing windows and adding that to the top??
I don't browse too awfully lot on my phone, but I too am sad to see this change.