Due to various security and "whacky bug" concerns with IE 5&6, I have decided to try the free version of Opera. However, the constantly flashing advertisement banner is so annoying to me that I doubt I can use it long enough to give it an in-depth test. I am interested in hearing honest, objective opinions regarding Opera vs IE. Please no "Microsoft Sucks!" type of response. I am well aware of all the "Evil Empire" reasons to not use IE. I am interested in hearing why it is a better product from a funtionality, speed, ease-of-use perspective. Thanks!