Great points mirivedan, ad like to add one: make tabs more visually bold and expressive, i can hardly see anything on tabs. Grey on white is just bad. My LCD is quite bright, though. But changing gamma/contrast didnt helped either.
I have Flash installed too however have noticed that some Flash media does not play on some sites. I look for this to be addressed and corrected in the next releases so I am not sweating it right now. Besides if it's something I really need to watch I just do so using IE.
Thanks for all the replies. I had no idea vivaldi.com existed (in fact, until a few days ago according to https://archive.org/ it showed nothing but a teaser page). Since I've only ever knowingly visited this vivaldi.net site, that's where I expected the Vivaldi browser to exist and I expected the download to be at least linked somewhere from here.
I'm starting to think I'm one of the few remaining people in the world who start their browser and type in the full site URL rather than letting a Google search come to my rescue via an intermediate search step!
I don't want Google knowing when and which sites I'm about to visit next. It is powerful and all-knowing enough (and for that reason I tend to use extensions to block Google Analytics too). The same goes for other search sites such as DuckDuckGo (which I do use when I actually want to search for new things).
Again, thanks for the pointer. Without asking the question, I would have probably never realised that vivaldi.net and vivaldi.com existed as two separate entities. I learnt something!
Thanks for the tip about the middle mouse button performing that function, however a lot of times in doing that the pages do not seem to load or a "cannot load content" type error appears. Of course could be the websites. A simple press of the "reload button" on the toolbar takes care of it most times, I noticed simply clicking in the address bar and hitting "enter" does nothing…hmmm.
Middle button is the way to go, it works since the early days of opera, and then was cloned by more or less any other browser.