FavBrowser.com is at it again, being pedantic and demanding Opera Software to set their priorities in order to satisfy personal wishes.
Actually they’re spreading FUD saying bookmarks isn’t one of the developers’ priorities, which is not true: since the “quick access” bar being developed on Opera 17 is part of the bookmarks feature, it means it’s definitely one of their priorities. They’re just getting this initial implementation bug-free out in their rapid release cycle so the next versions will include more improvements which will be shaping the bookmarks feature until it reaches its complete implementation in a future update.
Even FavBrowser.com reported bookmarks are coming back before. It’s known. The developer Odin Hørthe Omdal was just noting that while they’re working to bring the feature back, they have other things in their roadmap which are taking their time so using an extension for organizing your bookmarks now will be faster than waiting for a fully featured bookmarks manager.
According to usage statistics, about 90% of the Opera desktop users don’t use the classic bookmarks feature, therefore resorting to the Speed Dial and sessions to store the desired pages. Obviously the community is bigger than the group of people who can’t live without bookmarks. We have nothing against the implementation, but we also want other things that keep the finite number of developers busy.