I really like it, and I think in contrary with what Chris Messina writes on his blog about the new version, I am not so critical of it. I think it’s lightyears ahead of where it was a month or two back and is now a worthy opponent to firefox. I think the main reason for this is that Chris seems to already be in a set way of doing things and doesn’t really want to switch to a new product, as I and most others would probably be.
Photo browsing and uploading is way better (although the friends feature isn’t great if you have more than 10-15 friends). Feed reading is a nice feature and I’m not sure if I agree that its not a bad idea that it should be seperate from favourites. Maybe it should be but at present I like to favourite pages and subscribe to feeds seperately.
Personally I won’t use the newspaper all that much or like the name of it (since I don’t like newspapers and it sounds like an out of date thing) these days. Its nice to be informed of when there are new posts on your favourite sites or blogs available but once I knew it was there I would go and read the content on the original page.
I think there may be an issue with the online favouties service / live search bar which could be using up a lot of cpu rescources and slowing things down. I think its more the online synching thats doing it but I’ll test it more soon and check.
Overall its a great browser so go and get it here.