Since Chrome became the "coolest Browser" the Mozilla Team has suffered from Chrome-Envy. They copied many of Chromes Features and "designed" many idiotic Interface Changes. Each new features seems to warrant a new version: Firefox 4, 5 and 6 are hardly a few months apart.
Please, give us mere mortals a break! The charm of Firefox (compared to it’s sister product Mozilla) was it’s compactness and simplicity. If you wanted more you simply added one of many great plug-ins.
But it seems the Mozilla Team has forgotten why Firefox was created in the first place: to offer a smaller alternative to the bloat.
And also stop the version madness. Just because Chrome already offers version 14 doesn’t mean you guys have to push release numbers to catch up. That’s plain stupid and confusing …
Please let's start a discussion about Firefox and Thunderbird version madness. What used to make Firefox great was the add-ons. But now developers can't keep up. Personally I am staying with Firefox and Thundebird 3 for as long as I can. Else we will have to change browser altogether.