is that supposed to be thinly veiled insult?
Of course not, if I wanted to be insulting I wouldnt bother with a veil at all. And just to be clear - I meant no insult at all, please read on.
It was a pointless comment because I obviously failed to make it into a point, so I will have another go.
the chrome ui is really starting to grow on me.
The way I see this is as follows, you didnt really like the interface, but you are either beginning to get used to it (or even like it), or have got used to it enough to be able to appreciate its finer qualities (speed).
This is akin to someone saying "it's an acquired taste". This means that the person didnt "like" it straight away, but they slowly liked it. e.g. "after drinking 5 G&T's Dave decided that he had aquired the taste".
I only like the interface of one browser, that is FF3, I can and have to use all of the browsers on the market, and none of them have grabbed my attention like FF has. And due to the fact that I am perfectly happy with FF3.6 I shall not attempt to "acquire" the taste of another browser, although FF4 might "grow on me" as I expect that I will end up using it a lot on other peoples machines, but there is no interest there for me at the moment due to the points above - when those points are addressed I may change over to using FF4 - or even Chrome if someone can tell me how to change the interface to mimic that of FF3.
I am perfectly happy to change my usage habits when it suits me, I can work with tabs but I dont like to, I can work with the W7 interface because I can change it enough to not annoy me, and still gain the benefits that W7 brings - hence W7 is with some modification to my liking. When similar modification turns up for FF4 or Chrome there is a good chance that I will go that route.
BTW, I am not at all unhappy that I tried out FF4, and found some issues, because its better to know them sooner rather than later - which reminds me, I must try Internet Exploder 9, the question is on what PC.? Probably on an image, so that I can then just wipe the drive so it doesnt pollute any of my machines that are and will stay entirely void of IE - even the XP machine, and the 2K3 server.
Please note readers - this is my personal opinion and my personal taste, others will be different and I respect that. I hope other people enjoy FF4 more than i did.
we're not really gonna start arguing about personal preference are we?
I really hope not. Pointing out benefits, or problems, modifications, add-ons etc is the way to go. I am all for suggestions, help, advice and so on, as well as plain and simple points of view such as "I think IE's positioning of the "home button" is moronic and I am happy to know that it is very easy to move in FF" that is what I would like to see, something that is useful to others - arguments about personal preference without this detail is pointless.