my name is Hans Joachim and I work as a Systems Developer at Opera. Prior to getting a full-time position I have also worked here as an intern.
Primarily because I consider it my main web browser, which it has been since I started using it some years back. It is shipped with so many great features. The speed dials, built-in RSS feed reader, and Dragonfly to mention some. And I use these features all the time, so it is nice they are available out of the box.
Also, I have to admit I'm both proud and amazed that Opera is a Norwegian company which are able to compete in a global market. That is certainly inspiring.